On May 2, 2014, it was officially published and made available on Amazon. There is enough left in my well of words to say “thank you” to an extraordinarily patient and helpful support team. You know who you are.
The title of the book is The Failure of Sex Education in the Church: Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity. It is not the book I dreamed of writing. It is the book I was compelled to write after thirty years of working with and listening to parents and the children they care about.
The book is 250 pages with over 230 footnotes. No, I’m not in graduate school, but yes, this is my thesis. It is a dissertation that covers more than the controversial subject of sex education. It explains how humanists bestowed a mistaken identity upon our children and why, nearly a half century later, Christians still nod their approval. Yet, everywhere I go, I hear people ask, “Why are children sexualized?” The fact that a book like this hasn’t already been written tells me that too many of us have been deceived about our identity.
Christians live in a foreign land. We are called to be uncommon, but have accepted the common ways of our neighbors. We have let the unbelievers identify us.
The Failure of Sex Education in the Church: Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity is a “catechism” for parents, pastors, teachers, those struggling with sexual temptations, and everyone who is concerned about the sexualization of children.
For fifty years, Christians and non-Christians alike have been taught to believe that “children are sexual from birth”. Nowhere in Scripture does God describe children this way. The phrase was coined by a humanist named Alfred Kinsey who believed infants and children can enjoy and benefit from early sexual activity. His social science was wrong, but his research was widely accepted. Our nation and even the Church were set on a dangerous course. By accepting Kinsey’s data and the expertise of other like-minded humanists, the Church played a role in bestowing a mistaken identity, compromising purity for multiple generations, and ultimately putting human lives at risk.
A false identity has both temporal and eternal ramifications. With painstaking care, I have attempted to explain why the Church can no longer participate in a tragically flawed social experiment and going beyond diagnosis, I propose a hopeful, radical and thoroughly biblical remedy.
There is no personal delight in pointing out error. I have persevered with this project because I am motivated by love for my own children and grandchildren and by love for God’s Word. For the sake of all children, I believe that Christians need to know the origin of sex education, then ask:
- What fellowship has light with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)?
- Upon what foundation have we built?
- Young or old, single or married, who does God say that I am and what does this mean?
For the sake of generational holiness and purity, it is my prayer that we encourage honest and kind dialogue. The 107 questions and answers I offer in my book are a good place to start.
Curious? Please visit Our Identity Matters to learn more.
The book may be ordered from Amazon.