GTHM PARENT RESOURCES
GTHM Recommended Books and ResourcesWe have read countless books on Biblical parenting and we can say not all of them have been valuable. These are books and resources we personally use and reference when we teach so we have no problem recommending them to you. Some of these are affiliate links but Guard the Heart Ministries will NEVER recommend or endorse a resource that we have not found to be universally helpful in raising children. In fact, we have personally used every one of these resources as we have sought out Biblical guidance in raising our own family.
Internet Accountability Software For Parents:
Covenant Eyes is a great choice for Internet Accountability. It blocks and monitors the websites visited, the search terms used, and the YouTube videos watched, and lists them in an easy-to-read Report that is designed to start a conversation about healthy online habits. Parents, see where your kids go online. Adults, reduce Internet temptations and protect the relationships you value most.
Net Nanny is also a great resource for Internet Accountability. It does everything you’d expect and goes beyond the competition in real-time per-page content analysis and resistance to attack by budding hackers. It protects your family from pornography, online predators, cyberbullying, and much more, keeping your family safe online. (FYI: It may not be compatible with Windows 8 and McAfee Virus Software.)
This awesome Christian organization supports awareness, openness, accountability, and recovery to the church, society, and individuals in the issues of pornography. X3 Watch helps you keep an eye on your own Internet use, ensure honesty with your spouse, and be proactive about protecting your kids. X3watch monitors what’s happening online and shares it with you or the people you choose.
Here is a great free option. The FREE Norton Online Family offers almost everything you could want in a multi-computer parental control system. Stepping up to the paid Premier edition adds long-term information about computer usage, regular e-mail summaries, and monitoring of videos watched.
Pornography Resources & Casual Sex Resources For Parents:
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids
Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.
Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain
In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships.
Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women
Any parent can identify with the feeling that girls growing up in America face a treacherous future. Uncovered Girls unveils the facts and present stunning scientific research on the development of young girls in America’s increasingly reckless sexual culture. Girls Uncovered provides fundamental wisdom and practical advice to help guide young girls safely through the challenges they will face so they can achieve their potential and enjoy full health, hope and happiness.
Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children
A practical look into new scientific research showing how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals, which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn’t safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.
How To Talk About Sex With Your Children:
The Story of Me is the first book in the God’s Design for Sex series (For children ages 3 to 5)
How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character is the fifth book in the God’s Design for Sex series.
Before I Was Born is the second book in the God’s Design for Sex series. (For children ages 5 to 8)
What’s the Big Deal?: Why God Cares About Sex is the third book in the God’s Design for Sex series. (Ages 8 to 11)
Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You is the fourth book in the God’s Design for Sex series. (Ages 11 to 14)
Other Parent Resources:
The Power of a Praying Parent
The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children