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When Kids Ask About... WHAT?!!
by Jonathan McKee
3/9/2015

"What's the big deal about anal sex?"

A mom in one of my parenting workshops just heard this from her daughter. Yes, I know. I probably will get complaints for just posting that question in this article. I can hear it now.
    “My kids would never ask about that!!!”
Why? Because they’ve never heard of it… or because they’re too embarrassed to ask about this embarrassing subject?


Sadly, this unmentionable subject (that I'm mentioning) is becoming increasingly commonplace in today’s culture. And no, it's not a subject we need to bring up, because sadly, our culture is already bringing it up. Let me give you several examples.

JONATHAN'S BLOG: Getting her to interact for the first time
Do you ever encounter a kid who just won't seem to engage in spiritual conversations?

I just received the following encouraging note from "Josh," a youth worker who happens to also be a foster dad:

I wanted to share with you that our family just began your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers last night. I have a 16-year-old foster daughter who has been with us for 5 months now, and she hasn't responded much to spiritual things. We only went through the first few opening pages of the book - setting the stage, so to speak, for future family devotionals with this - but she interacted with those pages more than she has with any other family devo we've done. Her reactions ranged from laughter to, "Does it really say that?"  It was fun to read with those pages with her and the other kids.


Anyway, since our family is not so typical, it is nice to have a not-so-typical devotional that we can go through together. I'm thankful that you have written it. I hope this is an encouraging reminder that God is using you for kingdom impact...even through zombie stories.


It's so awesome to see God using this resource to impact young people.img class="alignright size-full wp-image-8943" src="http://www.JonathanMcKeeWrites.com/wp-content/uploads/Books-for-Teens-2015-Z.jpg" alt="Books-for-Teens-2015-Z" width="180" height="164" />

GET YOUR COPY OF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR TEENAGERS IN OUR TEEN DEVOTIONAL PACK

I WANT TO READ MORE
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How to make bedtime the best part of your family's day
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As the season finale’ rapidly approaches, Rick slowly seems to be derailing… Or does he? For five seasons Rick has carried the burden of leader, making life and death decisions for the group and bearing the full weight of the
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