So far this month, we’ve been diving in to why purity is important and looking at biblical examples of purity.
But how do we find reliable resources to help guide us in implementing the Bible’s truths into today’s culture? What about resources to help teach our kids?
The Bible is our first and best resource. (Stayed tuned for Lindsey’s post next week with a list of verses about purity.) Read below for a list of other great websites and books to assist you and your family in the steadfast challenge for sustaining purity.
Resources for Adults about Purity
- Sheila Wray Gregoire at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum writes mainly to married couples about the married relationship and various forms of purity within it. All readers might not always agree with her opinions, but her posts get you thinking and starting discussions with your spouse.
- Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control by Elisabeth Elliot (Revell, 1997, 2013)
- The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield Publishing, 2010)
- 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Clayton and Charie King (Harvest House, 2011)
- Focus on the Family has multiple marriage and parenting articles.
- John Piper’s website, Desiring God, has many resources on purity.
- The Gospel Coalition wrote about fleeing impurity.
- If you’re unsure if you can ever turn back from a broken past, read this article at People of the Second Chance.
- A Deeper Story has several thought-provoking articles on purity and relationships, including this one about purity extending beyond just sexual expression.
Resources for Families about Purity
- We Are THAT Family is a phenomenal blog on sharing thoughts, perspectives, and tips for discussing purity with teens and kids. I love Kristen’s realistic and loving approach.
- True Love Project: How the Gospel Defines Your Purity by Clayton and Charie King (B&H Kids, 2014) – Clayton King doesn’t mess around when discussing serious topics. He adds a dash of humor into his speeches and writing, but remains relevant and powerfully shares biblically-based truth. This new book of his is geared towards teens.
- If you’re unsure about your child seeing a certain movie or reading a specific book, take a look at the media reviews at Crosswalk. While you might have differing standards as those expressed at times, the reviews can give you an open idea of what themes are discussed within a movie or book.
What are some of your favorite family resources for purity? Please share in the comments!