Biblical Sexuality Resources

Moriah Cooper   -  

Talking with your student about sexuality is intimidating. But they are hearing so much about it everyday from friends, movies, music, and media. We want you to feel resourced with not only knowledge but also how to approach these things WITH your student!


We will send you conversation guides for a variety of topics when you follow this link!


Some Helpful BOOKS:

Facing the Facts: The Truth about Sex & You (from God’s Design for Sex series)  Informative, biblical truths about sexuality, gender, puberty, our bodies, etc.


How & When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character (God’s Design for Sex series) by Stan & Brenna Jones


Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry  ** Autobiography – lesbian who became a Christian and is now married and has a vibrant ministry. IG (Instagram): jackiehillperry.


Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young People (2nd Ed.) by Kristen Jenson, MA. Helpful in talking about porn and tools to prevent compulsive porn-viewing.


Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, & Friends by Mark Yarhouse  **A MUST-READ! Christian researcher in sexual identity & the Church.


Is God Anti-Gay?  by Sam Allberry  **Short-read looking at Christian theology & God’s Word


The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith  by Rosaria Butterfield  **Lesbian professor converted to Christianity after reading the Bible.


Embodied by Preston Sprinkle **specifically tackles questions surrounding transgenderism

Other Authors to Investigate    

Mark Yarhouse, Christopher Yuan, Joe Dallas, Anne Paulk, Andrew Comiskey


PODCASTS to Listen to:

The Colin Kartchner Podcast  Founder of #SaveTheKids educates parents on the hidden dangers of pornography, screentime, social media, and help for parents of teens.

Focus on the Family – Parenting Podcast    Help for parenting today’s teens on all topics.

Thirty Minutes with the Perrys. Preston and Jackie Hill Perry have episodes on marriage, porn, gender, sexuality, issues in the church, etc. Also YouTube videos of JHP’s talks.

Java with Juli  Clinical psycologist and Christian author Juli Slattery dives into taboo conversations about sexuality, intimacy, marriage, singleness, gender, sexual addiction, and more.

Parent Podcasts on Sexuality A playlist of Christian podcasts focused on identity and sexuality


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And a few articles on Sex and Sexuality:


For Counseling:

Cornerstone Counseling Center – Ames, IA   (515)599-8904

Vine Christian Counseling – Ames, IA    (515)420-0520

Heartland Christian Counseling – Urbandale, IA (515)331-0303


Let us know if there are ways we can be praying for you as you navigate these conversations with your teen!