The Talk (for 7th – 8th Graders)

Weekly Teaching and Group Guides

Each link below takes you to a page where you can view the same teaching video that is being played/was played that week for students; a copy of the teaching notes; a downloadable version of “the weekly,” our student handout; and the Small Group Leader Discussion Guide.

These should help equip you as a parent to have meaningful conversations each week with your child. And if they miss a week, you can share the link with them so they can watch the video.

At the bottom of each page are images you can share on social media or send directly to your child, reminding them of that week’s lesson and challenging them to put into practice what they learned.

Week 1 – Feb. 9/10, 2019 – Let’s Talk About Sex
Week 2 – Feb. 16/17, 2019 – Let’s Talk About Technology
Week 3 – Feb. 23/24, 2019 – Let’s Talk About Pornography
Week 4 – Mar. 2/3, 2019 – Let’s Talk About Boundaries

Resources

(Books, Websites, Apps, Downloads, Podcasts, Conversation Guide, Videos, etc.)

Circle: Manage Your Family’s Digital Life with One Device

8th Grade Purity – Family Experience Guide

The Talk / Apps

Here are some recommended apps to help you with the topic of sexual purity and the ongoing conversations related to sex you should be having with your child. If you have a helpful app that is not on this list that you use, please let us know so we can add it!

Circle

(for use with the Circle device)

App Store / Google Play

The Talk / Downloads

Contract Pack

We created a set of contracts for you to use with your family. Each one of these contracts serve as a communication tool to set you and your teen up to succeed in some of the major transitions teenagers will go through.

The Parent’s Guide to the Contract Pack includes a helpful understanding of the “Trust Economy” that exists in the families.  These Contracts help support that “Trust Economy”.

We’ve provided contracts with text and blank templates in case you want to write your own contract. Included in this Contract Pack: Cell Phone, Video Game, Home Alone and Technology.

Sexual Integrity Conversation Guide and Life Map for Parents

Are we really going to talk about this? If you want your kids to grow up with sexual integrity, then the answer is – YES! But we’re not talking baseballs and butterflies here. No, this talk is a bit harder. That’s why we made these helpful conversation guides for you so you can LEARN what to say (and what not to say) to your children at each phase along the way.

BONUS: This download also includes the Sexual Integrity Life Map and a How to Guide for Parents explaining how to use these resources. 

Technology Conversation Guide and Life Map for Parents

Technology is on an ever-increasing rise, and it’s becoming a greater presence in the lives of children and students.

BONUS: This download also includes the Technology Life Map and a How to Guide for Parents explaining how to use these resources. 

The Talk / Podcasts

Here are some recommended podcasts to help you with the topic of sexual purity and the ongoing conversations related to sex you should be having with your child. If you have a helpful podcast that is not on this list that you watch or listen to, please let us know so we can add it!

HomeWord

Helping Families Succeed

Parent Cue Live

Parent Cue Live is a weekly podcast featuring parenting experts designed to help parents do family better.

XXXchurch

Where your host, Craig Gross, answers all of your questions about XXXchurch

The Talk / Sites

Here are some recommended sites to help you with the topic of sexual purity and the ongoing conversations related to sex you should be having with your child. If you have a helpful site that is not on this list that you use, please let us know so we can add it!


commonsensemedia.org

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

HomeWord.com

HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation.

iParent.tv

Let’s be honest, if your kids are awake, they’re probably on a smartphone, in front of a smart tv, downloading apps, or posting to social networks and most likely you have no idea what they’re doing. iParent.tv is an online resource that features hundreds of videos and posts from a parent’s perspective to keep parents in the loop on all the latest tech fads that your kids might or might not be into. If it’s online, it’s on iParent.tv.

pluggedin.com

Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, articles and discussions, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”

Each month, Plugged In is visited more than 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what’s really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it. Our award-winning website also offers news and blogs.

xxxchurch.com

Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but XXXchurch is your resource online for pornography addiction help. We prevail over sex and porn addiction through awareness, prevention, and recovery.

xxxchurch.com – Parents

Worried about your kids and porn? You don’t have to be. It’s possible to raise porn-free kids – get the advice you need here.

xxxchurch.com – Students

Porn addiction can affect people of all ages, including yours. But you’re not alone. Others are just like you. Discover their insights here. Also, find out about some of our resources that can offer you free pornography addiction help.