Category Archives: Sexuality

Are Today’s Teens Taking Less Risks?

Are kids having more sex than years prior? Are kids smoking more or less pot? What about texting and driving? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a study released every other … Continue reading

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Dialoguing About Gender Identity

There’s been a lot of buzz about gender identity recently, and young people are taking note. The question is… what are they resolving as true? I stumbled on two very helpful resources in the past few weeks that provide really … Continue reading

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The Limp Truth about Porn

The most recent cover of Time Magazine had just one caption: “Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.” The cover article was titled, Porn and the Threat to Virility (subscription required). … Continue reading

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Helping Today’s Parents

My 3 Favorite Places to Get Real-World Help for Parents Parenting was difficult for my parents, and I wasn’t even begging them for a Smartphone! Now add technology into the mix… how are today’s parents even supposed to handle the … Continue reading

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I’m On Your Radio Today

This week I’ll be interviewed by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine on Family Life Today, aired on over 1400 radio stations in the US. I’ll be their guest three days in a row starting today- March 16, 17 and 18, … Continue reading

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Do Carl’s Jr.’s Sexy Ads Sell?

Does sex sell? Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is known for their over-the-top sexy ads. From Paris Hilton sensually washing a Bentley while eating a burger, to two girls getting in a scuffle at the BBQ grill and seductively intertwining to eat the … Continue reading

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Terry Crews’ Porn Addiction

Actor Terry Crews took a bold step this month, going public about his past addiction to porn. Many know Crews from his acting in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine or even his voice work in the Veggie Tales Celery Night Fever … Continue reading

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Today’s Teens Compared to Yesterday’s Teens

Would you guess today’s young people are drinking more or less alcohol than you when you were a teenager? What about drugs? More or less? Sex? Smoking? Last week Vox.com released an article with a title saying, “Today’s teens have … Continue reading

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What age is too early?

When is it to early to talk with our kids about sex? This morning I received the following question from a concerned parent: Dear Jonathan, A few days ago my 8-year-old son was playing on a playground when another elementary-aged … Continue reading

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The Sex Talk Your Kids Hear Every Day

Your kids hear sex talks every day. The question is, are you the one giving the talk? It happens every time I bring up the subject of sex around parents. Parents always say, “Oh, I had that talk with Taylor … Continue reading

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