Sugguested | Topic: Sex Education
Grossman, Miriam. Unprotected. Sentinel, 2007.
Written by a campus psychiatrist, this book sounds the alarm regarding the anything-goes sexual climate on today’s university campuses and the consequence of a growing number of broken young lives. While not written from a Christian perspective, Grossman talks common-sense, challenging the prevailing notion that student problems can be solved with the distribution of condoms and anti-depressants.
Hooked: The New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children
McIlhaney, Joe., and McKissic Bush. Hooked: The New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children. Northfield Publishing, 2008
From researcher at the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, this book is a must-read for parents and youth workers. Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice for physical pleasure that can be summed up in the ubiquitous phrase “hooking up”. Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behavior is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that “hooking up” is the easy part, but “unhooking” from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences. A practical look into new scientific research and advances neuroscience show how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals, which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn’t safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.
Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women
McIlhaney, Joe., McKissic Bush., and Guthrie, Stan. Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women. Northfield Publishing, 2011.
Any parent can identify with the feeling that girls growing up in America face a treacherous future; Uncovered Girls unveils the facts. In a follow up to their eye-opening release, Hooked, obstetricians Joe McIlhaney and Freda Bush present stunning scientific research on the development of young girls in America’s increasingly reckless sexual culture. They survey the reality of prevalent sexual behaviors and attitudes as well as their psychological, social, physical, and spiritual effects. Despite the harrowing facts revealed by their studies, McIlhaney and Bush give us hope through their expertise as physicians and parents of daughters. Girls Uncovered provides fundamental wisdom and practical advice to help parents, counselors, and church leaders guide young girls safely through the challenges they will face so they can achieve their potential and enjoy full health, hope and happiness.
Questions Kids Ask about Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age
Fitch, J. Thomas., and Cox, Melissa. Questions Kids Ask about Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age. Revell Publishing, 2005.
Unlike any other book on the market, Questions Kids Ask about Sex offers a biblical and comprehensive approach to sexuality. Melissa R. Cox, co-creator of the bestselling Focus on the Family Complete Book of Baby and Child Care, has collaborated with The Medical Institute for Sexual Health to deliver age appropriate, thoughtful responses to the most flabbergasting questions kids ask about sexual identity, issues, and practices. Tested by educators, physicians, and parents across the country, this resource also offers helpful sidebars, straightforward advice, and empowering affirmation. This is the ideal guide to developing the open, respectful, and effective conversation kids need and want.
Sex and Dating: Questions You Wish You Had Answers To
Meier, Mindy. Sex and Dating: Questions You Wish You Had Answers To. Intervarsity Press, 2007.
Real people. Honest questions. In this complicated age of hooking up and uncertain expectations, campus minister Mindy Meier provides Christian insight into the realities of sex and dating. She looks at over thirty key questions about today’s relational issues and offers a wealth of real-life stories and practical examples. Enough already with confusing relationships. Turn here for guidance, healing and hope.
Available in the CPYU Resource Center.
Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think About Marrying
Regnerus, Mark. Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think About Marrying. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Premarital Sex in America combines illuminating personal stories and comprehensive survey data to provide the fullest portrait of heterosexuality among young adults ever produced. Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker draw upon a wealth of survey data as well as scores of in-depth interviews with young adults from around the country, both in and out of college.