- Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback | 125 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 5 May 2007
- Publication City/Country: Colorado Springs
- ISBN 10: 1600060153
- ISBN 13: 9781600060151
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Sales rank: 27,280
Designed for children ages 11-14, "Facing the Facts" equips kids to understand and deal with the changes of puberty. It also examines why God intends sex for marriage, discusses love and dating, and answers tough questions about sexuality.
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STAN JONES, PHD, provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College, is a nationally recognized Christian expert on sexuality. He has written books on psychology and Christianity and on homosexuality and has contributed numerous articles to such professional journals as American Psychologist. BRENNA JONES has graduate training in biblical and theological studies and leads an active ministry of discipleship and support for women. Stan and Brenna have three adult children.
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More changes occur in your body and brain during puberty than during any other time in your life. Puberty marks the beginning of big changes in your relationships with your parents and with the opposite sex. It's a wonderful and exhilarating time because you're finally becoming an adult, but it can be a stressful and overwhelming time, too. If you don't understand what's happening to you, or why, ages 11 to 14 can be downright scary. Facing the Facts was written to give you all of the information you need to understand exactly what's happening to your body during the years ahead and why God planned it to happen just that way. You'll learn about: * The role of puberty in the development of sexuality * How girls' and boys' bodies change, both inside and out * Exactly how a woman gets pregnant and gives birth * Why God wants you to save sex for marriage * Love, dating, and how relationships mature * Tough answers to some tough problems Your body and its sexual nature are beautiful and exciting gifts from God that He wants you to understand and appreciate. Reading Facing the Facts and talking about it with your parents will help you be ready for the coming physical changes, equip you to handle the sexual pressures you'll encounter throughout your life, and give you a better understanding of God's perfect design for sex.