So no surprise here there’s a big gap between the way public schools and Christian schools handle sex-education.
Public schools tend to over-share and get into all sorts of sexual acts and practices, while Christian schools either ignore the topic all together or only share about abstinence and purity.
Now I think all my Christian educators and I are somewhat near each other when we say that this is ultimately the job of the parents.
I agree, but let me tell you; parents are usually WAY to late to the party when it comes to sharing with their kid about sexuality. And we live in a world where access to information is easier and easier.
And we’re either going to cede this conversation to the World or we’re going to take it in a different direction.
So here’s my guidelines for Christian School Sex-Education:
~Form a small group of administrators, teachers, and parents
~Determine what should be covered for various ages:
Biology and Anatomy
Birth Control Methods and Sexually Transmitted diseases
Biblical Guidelines to Sex (not “no” but wait)
Support for addictions, accountability for struggles, help for assault
~Share this information with the Parents. Allow them to cover it themselves and opt their student out. Or at least be able to follow-up in whatever way they see fit
~Get the right presenter to share this information with the students