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Fighting For My Family

Fighting For My Family: How To Talk To Kids About Sex: Proverbs 5

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1. Take responsibility for your kids

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.  Then you will learn to be discreet and will store up knowledge.
Proverbs 5:1-2 (NLT)

2. Train your kids to run from temptation

The lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.  But the result is as bitter as poison, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.  For she does not care about the path to life. She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn’t even realize where it leads. So now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say:  Run from her! Don’t go near the door of her house!
Proverbs 5:3-8 (NLT)

Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
Proverbs 6:27-29 (NIV)

3. Talk to your kids about consequences of sexual sin

A.  Keep your wealth

Strangers will obtain your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor.
Proverbs 5:10 (NLT)

B.  Uphold your health 

Afterward you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body.
Proverbs 5:11 (NLT)

C. Value your reputation

I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace.”
Proverbs 5:14 (NLT)

D. Don’t leave God out

But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.
Proverbs 6:32 (NLT)

4. Teach your kids to thrive in marriage

Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife.  Why spill the water of your springs in public, having sex with just anyone?  You should reserve it for yourselves. Don’t share it with strangers.  Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.  She is a loving doe, a graceful deer. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love.  Why be captivated, my son, with an immoral woman, or embrace the breasts of an adulterous woman?  For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.  An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.  He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his incredible folly.
Proverbs 5:15-23 (NLT)

Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
Proverbs 5:16 (NIV)

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.     
Proverbs 5:18 (NIV)

A loving doe, a graceful deer–may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
Proverbs 5:19 (NIV)