We live in a complicated world; sex can sometimes be tricky to navigate. What resources have been helpful to you in the past to shed light on the role sex plays in our lives?
Here are a smattering of resources in the U.S. that are eye-opening:
- If you’ve only got time for one piece, please read this blog by Kathryn Sneed, featuring Aprille, a mom in her 20s who speaks to the subjects of what she wished she knew about sex prior to marriage: http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/2014/08/things-i-wish-i-had-known-about-sex.html (written April 29, 2014)
- “The State of Sex Education in American Schools” by Christine VanDonge, points to approaches parents can take in relation to or in spite of their students’ sex education curriculum at school: https://www.noodle.com/articles/the-state-of-sex-education-in-american-schools209 (written January 27, 2016)
- A fellow graduate of Luther Seminary, Ali Ferin, wrote her thesis on girls being asked to “dress modestly” when the real issue was sexual objectification; she makes the case for a redefined understanding of “sanctification” and how all that God created, including women, are holy not because of what they do or don’t do, but because of they were made by the Creator: God.
- Her thesis can be read at https://www.luthersem.edu/cyf/day_of_defense.aspx under 2014’s CYF prize winners.
- Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services, Stillwater, OK:
- “Our goal is to provide comprehensive and confidential services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse or neglect. We also seek social change through community awareness and client advocacy.
- They did live facebook videos on the Tuesdays of this month because April is sexual assault awareness month; tune in for their last facebook video on Tuesday April 25
For churches – sex awareness curriculum from PreK to adults 30 years and older:
- “These Are Our Bodies” by Leslie Choplin and Jenny Beaumont; published by Church Publishing
- Check out https://www.churchpublishing.org/these-are-our-bodies to see the description of this curriculum’s core components.
The following are helpful definitions from Dr Zuleyka Zevallos’ website othersociologist.com: “https://othersociologist.com/sociology-of-gender/sex-gender-and-sexuality-sociology-definitions/#main”
Thank you for having embarked on this journey with me!