Purity and Christian Character Books

If you are a Christian and you want your kids to know and understand alternatives to the world's way concerning the "dating scene", sex and the opposite sex, I highly recommend you read some of the following books out-loud with your teen or preteen. You don't have to read them out loud of course, but it will give you a chance to discuss things if you do (and you can do a little editing on the fly for portions you decide may not be appropriate or in keeping with your specific beliefs or the age level of your child). You may leave out some details during a read aloud at a "younger" age (late preteen or early teen) and then set them loose with the entire book at an older age (mid to late teen)

Books like these (about purity and so on) are huge priority, in my opinion, to have in the house if you have older kids (or get them early on for you as a parent to read if you want to get a fresh perspective on how to mold your younger children's ideas about the opposite sex as they grow up). You can't assume that they will just "get" what to do without discussing things in depth and really studying over it and talking things out. This is potentially life changing stuff.

These are all issues that I don't think a lot of parents really spend time on. Kids are being bombarded with "other" ideas even if you limit their T.V. and so on. They will pick it up from their peers and billboards and everything else in our current culture. Even if your kids are too little to read these books to now...I recommend them as reading for you so that you can know how to deal with things as they come up.

Here are some of the book titles:

For preteen boys:

For preteen girls:

For teens (and adults):

God's Gift to Women

 

God's Gift to Women: Discovering the Lost Greatness of Masculinity
by Eric Ludy

Emily's rating: 5 stars

Bear's rating: 5 stars

Of Knights and Fair Maidens

 

Of Knights and Fair Maidens: A Radical New Way to Develop Old-fashioned Relationships
by Jeff Myers

Emily's rating: 5 stars
(She insisted I list this book. She says it's the best out of all of the books I have listed.)

And the Bride Wore White

 

And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity
by Dannah Gresh

Emily's rating: 4 stars

I Kissed Dating Good-bye

 

I Kissed Dating Goodbye
by Joshua Harris

Emily's rating: 3 stars

Boy Meets Girl

 

Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship
by Joshua Harris

This book follows the book above. It is about courtship and how to behave towards the opposite sex, how to know you are ready to marry, etc.

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Dating with Integrity

 

Dating with Integrity: Honoring Christ in your relationships with the opposite sex
by John Holzmann

Emily's rating: 2 stars

Bear's rating: 5 stars

 

Passion and Purity

 

Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control
by Elisabeth Elliot

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Quest for Love

 

Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity
by Elisabeth Elliot

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Authentic Beauty

 

Authentic Beauty: The Shaping of a Set-Apart Young Woman
by Leslie Ludy

Emily's rating: 4 stars

A Young Woman After God's Heart

 

A Young Woman After God's Own Heart: A Teen's Guide to Friends, Faith, Family, and the Future
by Elizabeth George

Emily's rating: 3 stars

A Young Man After God's Heart

 

A Young Man After God's Own Heart: Turn Your Life into an Extreme Adventure
by Jim George

Bear's rating: 4 stars

Why True Love Waits

 

Why True Love Waits: The Definitive Book on How to Help Your Kids Resist Sexual Pressure
by Josh McDowell

The Measure of a Man

 

The Measure of a Man
by Gene Getz

Bear's rating: 4 stars

When God Writes Your Love Story

 

When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Guide to Guy/Girl Relationships
by Eric and Leslie Ludy

Emily's rating: 3 stars

Bear's rating: 4 stars

Every Young Woman's Battle

 

Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World
by Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn

Emily's rating: 3 stars

Every Young Man's Battle

 

Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

Bear's rating: 3 stars

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry

 

Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry: Why Women Lose When We Give In
by Lisa Bevere

Emily's rating: 2 stars

Sex is not the problem

 

Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World
by Joshua Harris

Lady in Waiting

 

Lady in Waiting: Developing Your Love Relationships
by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Choosing God's Best

 

Choosing God's Best
by Dr. Don Raunikar

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Gift Wrapped by God

 

Gift-Wrapped by God: Secret Answers to the Question "Why Wait"
by Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus

Emily's rating: 3 stars

Secret Keeper

 

Secret Keeper 2005: The Delicate Power of Modesty
by Dannah Gresh

Emily's rating: 4 stars

Teaching True Love

 

Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation
by Eric and Leslie Ludy

 

 

 

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