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Beyond the Birds and the Bees Paperback – January 27, 2012
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Popcak gives an explanation of the meaning of sexuality and marriage that will blow you away! I was literally in tears reading a couple of passages in the beginning of the book on what "healthy Catholic sexuality" really is - I knew this stuff, but he said it in a way that was so beautiful and at the same time so simple to understand. He is really gifted.
I no longer feel afraid of those "well, how does the baby get IN the mommy's tummy if the mommy doesn't have a husband?" kind of questions - I feel this book has given me all the info I need to answer these questions in a way that is sensitive, helpful to my child, and pleasing to God. I am so grateful to Gregory Popcak!
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. :)
Help to get parents talking to each other about matters sexual.
A Christian approach (no apologies)to understanding sexuality.
What your child needs to know and can handle at each period in life.
Answering the unasked questions.
Helping the child avoid pitfalls in relationships.
You'll likely keep it as a reference book.
What I like most about the book (the title is misleading) is two things. 1 - the entire first section is a good journey through the importance of our bodies and how they are holy and how we should treat them. Good Christians know that we are embodies spirits, unlike angels, we are pure spirit. God gave us a body for a reason, so we could use it properly to glorify God and sanctify ourselves. Unfortunately, because of the fall, the body and its lower desires have overurn our intellect and we have to go on a journey through life to sanctify ourselves. It's a great study of this journey and was helpful for me as an adult. The second point of the book that I see is that 'the talk' is not 'a talk' but a series of life long talks that start at a young age. when you get to 'the talk' it actually makes sense and is not an uncomfortable talk at all. If you have a newborn, get this book. It will help on many levels lay the groundwork for when you actually tell them 'how it happens.' I very much raise my kids in a fashion of unfolding, rather than dropping huge bombs on them. Just taking the example or how God has revealed Himself over the course of history. JMJ
This book definitely goes "beyond the birds and the bees" by providing excellent guidance for parents to lead their children from young to old into discovering and embracing the beauty of why God made us as He did.
If you are looking for a book with examples and time-tested wisdom of how to share God's plan for us and our bodies, then this is a must-read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not for me. bought for someone else along with one of the other booksPublished 10 months ago by Lori Gunther
Essential for all parents to raise children to become sexually responsible adults.Published 10 months ago by Mama5
Great book and fast delivery! Very helpful explaining birds and bees in a theology of the body way!Published 13 months ago by Tiffany
Parents if you are intimidated about teaching your children the truth about their sexuality or have no other recourse but to lie when your small children ask, "Where do babies... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Guild Prophet Anew
Authors did a good job giving an overview of the Church's view of sexuality and how we can pass it on to our children in a world where sex bombards them.Published on December 22, 2013 by Philip
Still reading, but so far so good! It's a tough world out there!
Mother of a 10, 7 and 4 year olds.
It was interesting and helpful to have a section reflecting on how we were introduced to intimacy and the body affects how we pass things along. Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Terri Nichols
I really got a lot out of a few other of his books, but this one has been harder to follow. I don't feel like it really answered the questions I had about how to talk to my kids,... Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by TXMom