Adolescent years can be so confusing. Teenagers are often exposed to so much information. Changes in their body structure and functionality. They are inundated with different and often conflicting ideologies along with peer pressure. It is a critical time in their lives. They are not toddlers but not adults either. While attending educational institutions up them develop the knowledge to be productive on the workforce, it is important that parents or guardians help maintain the moral compass for their teens.
“Why Wait?” is a pamphlet published by Rose Publishing to aid parents in having a healthy discussion about sex and abstinence. While the pamphlet is only ten pages in length of actual content, it provides biblical reasons, medical facts, emotional effects, and exams the matter of safe sex. Additionally, a checklist is provided for suggestion on how to remain abstinent. There is a Quick Medical facts chart that identifies the top 7 STDs and how they are transmitted. It also addresses how to obtain a fresh start if one has giving their virginity away.
After reviewing the pamphlet, I believe this would be great for any parent or guardian looking for a way to discuss sex with their teen. Or it could be utilize as a small group discussion with leader to answer any additional questions or concerns.
Our teens are faced with peer pressure and ideologies that conflict with what they learn in school. It is critical that we provide them with biblical foundations that will keep them rooted in their faith and respond to the various dogmas that they are inundated with continuously. As I endeavored to identify biblical resources for our teens at our church, I had the opportunity to review “Answers to Evolution” issued by Rose Publishing.
This pamphlet provides sixteen questions about evolution and the origins of life. Both scientific and scriptural perspectives are examined. Specifically, it addresses the numerous scientific theories highlighting the erroneous points that conflict with the Bible. It offers additional resources for a more in-depth study on the topics. This is definitely a conversation starter that will aid in discussion of sciences versus God.
I believe that the pamphlet is balanced. It will aid teenagers who are navigating through science classes that are introduced to conflicting accounts on body development, evolution of life forms, and origins of life. It will give teenagers the opportunity to perform more research into these theories and the Scriptures. I am hopeful that Rose Publishing will produce a more in depth book to address these issues. I would recommend this pamphlet to Sunday School teachers or parents that have children questioning the accuracy of the Scriptures relating to creation.