10 QUESTIONS KIDS ASK ABOUT SEX

Notes

Chapter One

1. Steven C. Martino et al., “Beyond the ‘Big Talk’: The Roles of Breadth and Repetition in Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sexual Topics,” Pediatrics 121, no. 3 (March 1, 2008): 612-18, doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2156.

2. This story is also related in Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna’s book Raising a Modern-Day Princess (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2009), 15-16.

3. “Sexual Risk Behavior: HIV, STD, & Teen Pregnancy Prevention,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last modified July 24, 2012, http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sexualbehaviors/index.htm.

4. Anugrah Kumar, “How Many Evangelical Young Adults Have Sex Before Marriage? Study: Almost Everyone,” Christianity Today Australia, September 29, 2011, http://au.christiantoday.com/article/how-many-evangelical-young-adults-have-sex-before-marriage-study-almost-everyone/12113.htm.

5. Jason DeParle and Sabrina Tavernise, “For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage,” The New York Times, February 17, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/us/for-women-under-30-most-births-occur-outside-marriage.html.

6. “Abortion Facts,” The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, accessed September 25, 2012, http://abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html.

7. “National Reproductive Health Profile,” Guttmacher Institute, accessed September 25, 2012, http://www.guttmacher.org/datacenter/profiles/US.jsp.

8. “Facts About Sexual Assault,” New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, accessed September 25, 2012, http://listen.nycagainstrape.org/learn.html.

9. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” Epigee Women’s Health, accessed September 25, 2012, http://www.epigee.org/guide/stds.html.

10. “HIV Among Youth,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last modified December 2, 2011, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/youth/index.htm.

11. Daniel Villarreal, “Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want to Indoctrinate Kids?”, Queerty, May 12, 2011, http://www.queerty.com/can-we-please-just-start-admitting-that-we-do-actually-want-to-indoctrinate-kids-20110512.

12. Rebecca Hagelin, “Parents, Teens and Sex,” Crosswalk, October 7, 2009, http://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/parents-teens-and-sex-11610386.html.

13. Miriam Grossman, You’re Teaching My Child What? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2009), 1-2.

14. Ibid., 3.

15. Committee on Public Education, “Sexuality, Contraception, and the Media,” Pediatrics 107, no. 1 (January 2001): 191-94, doi: 10.1542/peds.107.1.191.

16. Dave Currie, “Indecent Exposure: Winning the Sexual Battle for the Minds and Hearts of the Next Generation,” Doing Family Right, April 18, 2012, http://www.doingfamilyright.com/indecent-exposure-winning-the-sexual-battle-for-the-minds-and-hearts-of-the-next-generation/.

17. Ibid.

18. Grossman, You’re Teaching My Child What?, 7-8.

19. Amy Kramer, “Girl Talk: What High School Senior Girls Have to Say About Sex, Love, and Relationships,” The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, accessed September 26, 2012, www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/pubs/girl-talk.pdf, 15.

20. “Parents’ Influence on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior,” The Heritage Foundation, accessed September 26, 2012, http://www.familyfacts.org/briefs/42 parents-influence-on-adolescents-sexual-behavior.

21. “Teen Sexual Behavior,” The Heritage Foundation, accessed September 26, 2012, http://www.familyfacts.org/briefs/12/teen-sexual-behavior.

22. Grossman, You’re Teaching My Child What?, 6.

23. “That’s What He Said: What Guys Think About Sex, Love, Contraception, and Relationships,” The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, accessed September 26, 2012, http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/resources/pdf/pubs/ThatsWhatHeSaid.pdf, 14.

24. Stan and Brenna Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007), 157.

25. Melina Bersamin et al., “Parenting Practices and Adolescent Sexual Behavior: A Longitudinal Study,” Journal of Marriage and Family 70, no. 1 (February 2008): 97-112, doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2007.00464.x.

Chapter Two

1. Ken Johnson, speaking at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bowl Breakfast, San Diego, CA, December 28, 2010.

2. Tim Elmore, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012), 71.

Chapter Three

1. Jonah Lehrer, “Don’t! The Secret of Self-Control,” The New Yorker, May 18, 2009, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/18/090518fa_fact_lehrer.

2. John Maxwell, Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2002), n.p.

Chapter Four

1. Linda and Richard Eyre, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex (New York: Macmillan, 1998), 28.

2. Jim Burns, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality (Grand Rapids, MI: Bethany House, 2008), 69.

3. Eyre, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex, 27.

4. Laurie Langford, The Big Talk (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998), 38.

5. J. Thomas Fitch, ed., Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2005), 77.

6. Langford, The Big Talk, 26.

7. Eyre, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex, 27.

8. Laurie Berkenkamp and Steven C. Atkins, Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Toddlers to Preteens (Chicago: Nomad Press, 2002), 30.

9. Carolyn Nystrom, Before I Was Born (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1995), n.p.

10. Fitch, Questions Kids Ask About Sex, 80.

Chapter Five

1. “Earthquake Facts and Preparedness,” County of San Diego, accessed October 26, 2012, http://sdcounty.ca.gov/oes/disaster_preparedness/oes_jl_earthquakes.html.

2. Stan and Brenna Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007), 14.

3. J. Thomas Fitch, ed., Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2005), 80.

4. Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, 78.

5. Laurie Berkenkamp and Steven C. Atkins, Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Toddlers to Preteens (Chicago: Nomad Press, 2002), 34.

6. Mark Laaser, Talking to Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs: WaterBrook, 1999), 108.

7. Ibid., 107.

8. Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, 93.

9. “The Profile of a Pedophile,” April 14, 2008, http://suite101.com/article/the-profile-of-a-pedophile-a5076.

10. Laaser, Talking to Your Kids About Sex, 109.

11. Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, 94.

Chapter Six

1. William Tracy, “The Restless Sands,” Saudi Aramco World, May–June 1965, 1–9, http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/196503/the.restless.sands.htm.

2. Stan and Brenna Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007), 150.

3. Mark Laaser, Talking to Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs: WaterBrook, 1999).

4. Linda and Richard Eyre, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex (New York: Macmillan, 1998), 16,52.

5. Ibid., 76.

6. Laaser, Talking to Your Kids About Sex, 95.

7. Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, 123-4.

8. Ibid., 68.

Chapter Seven

1. Jill Savage and Pam Farrel, Got Teens? (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2005), 14-17. Quotations in this section are taken from: Claudia Wallis and Kristina Dell, “What Makes Teens Tick,” Time, September 26, 2008, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,994126,00.html.

2. Mark Laaser, Talking to Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs: WaterBrook, 1999), 39.

3. You can find more information on the Modern-Day Princess ministry at www.moderndayprincess.net and www.saveourgirls.org.

4. “Abstinence Education Supported by 76% of Democratic Parents and 87% of Republican Parents,” National Abstinence Education Association, October 13, 2012, http://www.abstinenceassociation.org/newsroom/both_parties_agree_on_sra_ed.html.

5. Leigh Jones, “CDC Reports Show Increase in Abstinence,” Religion Today, December 4, 2011, http://www.religiontoday.com/news/cdc-reports-show-increase-in-abstinence.html.

6. Kirk Johnson, Jennifer Marshall, and Robert Rector. “Teens Who Make Virginity Pledges Have Substantially Improved Life Outcomes,” The Heritage Foundation, September 21, 2004, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2004/09/teens-who-make-virginity-pledges-have-substantially-improved-life-outcomes#_ftn1.

7. Josh McDowell and Dick Day, How to Be a Hero to Your Kids (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1993), 28.

Chapter Eight

1. Anecdote related on “Kids Say the Funniest Things,” accessed October 30, 2012, http://kidtips.com/kids.php.

2. Stan and Brenna Jones, How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007), 155-56.

3. Nancy Ammon Jianakoplos and Alexandra Bernasek, “Are Women More Risk Averse?” Economic Inquiry 36, no. 4 (October 1998): 620-30, doi: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1998.tb01740.x.

4. Daniel Canary, Tara Emmers-Sommer, and Sandra Faulkner, Sex and Gender Differences in Personal Relationships (New York: Guilford Press, 1997), 89-90.

5. “U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian,” Gallup Politics, May 27, 2011, http://www.gallup.com/poll/147824/Adults-Estimate-Americans-Gay-Lesbian.aspx.

6. “Gallup Study: 3.4 Percent of US Adults Are LGBT,” The Williams Institute, October 18, 2012, http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/press/gallup-study-3-4-percent-of-us-adults-are-lgbt/.

7. “Marriage Talking Points,” National Organization for Marriage, accessed October 30, 2012, http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.4475595/k.566A/Marriage_Talking_Points.htm.

8. “This Is About Our Children,” National Organization for Marriage, October 27, 2012, http://www.nomblog.com/29859.

Chapter Nine

1. Julie Hiramine, Guardians of Purity (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2012), 25-37.

2. Kris Vallotton, Moral Revolution: The Naked Truth About Sexual Purity (Ventura, CA: Regal Publishers, 2012).

3. Maureen Salamon, “Teen Pregnancy Needs to Be De-Glamorized, Experts Say,” Children’s Health on NBC News, October 20, 2010, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39759635/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/.

4. “Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Making a Difference for At-Risk Populations,” National Conference of State Legislatures, accessed October 31, 2012, http://www.ncsl.org/documents/health/teenpregnancy09.pdf.

5. “Parents’ Influence on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior,” The Heritage Foundation, accessed October 31, 2012, http://www.familyfacts.org/briefs/42/parents-influence-on-adolescents-sexual-behavior.

6. Ibid.

7. “Abortion,” Planned Parenthood, accessed October 31, 2012, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion-4260.asp.

8. Lawrence B. Finer et al., “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives,” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 37, no. 3 (2007): 110-18, doi: 10.1111/j.1931-2393.2005.tb00045.x.

9. Rebecca Downs, “A Pro-Life View During Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” Life News, April 24, 2012, http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/24/a-pro-life-view-during-sexual-assault-awareness-month/.

10. Amy Sobie, “What About Abortion in Cases of Rape and Incest? Women and Sexual Assault,” Life News, April 5, 2010, http://www.lifenews.com/2010/04/05/nat-6223.

11. Jasper Williams, Jr., testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Hearings on Constitutional Amendments Relating to Abortion, October 19, 1981, http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/HowOftenAbortionNecessarySaveMother.pdf.

12. Don Sloan and Paula Hartz, Choice: A Doctor’s Experience with the Abortion Dilemma (New York: International Publishers, 2002), 46.

13. “Are There Rare Cases When an Abortion Is Justified?” Association of Prolife Physicians, accessed October 31, 2012, http://www.prolifephysicians.org/rarecases.htm.

14. Finer, “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions,” 117.

15. Ibid., 115.

16. Sobie, “What About Abortion in Cases of Rape and Incest?”

Chapter Ten

1. Sharon Jayson, “Sooner vs. Later: Is There an Ideal Age for First Marriage?” USA Today, November 9, 2008, http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-09-delayed-marriage_N.htm.

2. Glenn Stanton, “What Is the Best Age to Marry?” Focus on the Family, February 2011, http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/focus-findings/marriage/what-is-the-best-age-to-marry.aspx.

3. Jayson, “Sooner vs. Later.”

4. Anne Reiner, “Want to Harm Your Future Marriage? Try Cohabitation,” Crosswalk, October 10, 2012, http://www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/engagement-newlyweds/want-to-harm-your-future-marriage-try-cohabitation.html.

5. Jayson, “Sooner vs. Later.”

6. Mark Gungor, quoted in “Knot Now, Americans Say,” The Washington Times, September 6, 2006, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/sep/6/20060906-113145-4882r/.

7. Jim Burns, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality (Grand Rapids, MI: Bethany House, 2008), 25.

8. Reiner, “Want to Harm Your Future Marriage?”

9. Marian Wallace and Vanessa Warner, “Abstinence: Why Sex Is Worth the Wait,” Concerned Women for America, September 5, 2002, http://famguardian.org/Subjects/SexualImmorality/Fornication/Abstinence.htm.


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