- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Ascension Press (January 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935940155
- ISBN-13: 978-1935940159
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids Paperback – January 27, 2012
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About the Author
Gregory Popcak, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized Catholic psychotherapist and the director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics around the world through telephone counseling. He has hosted two television series for EWTN, and, together with his wife, Lisa, hosts two daily call-in radio programs: Heart, Mind and Strength on the Ave Maria Radio Network and Fully Alive! on Sirius Satellite Radio s The Catholic Channel. Dr. Popcak conducts professional trainings around the world on various topics integrating faith and psychology and is the author of ten books. He lives with his wife and children in Steubenville, Ohio.
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Top Customer Reviews
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. :)
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.
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
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