RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

There is no silver bullet, bubble, formula or otherwise fail-proof method for guarding ourselves and our loved ones from the challenges of navigating a sexualized culture. Rather than inciting fear, this should help us all breathe. Whether you are a parent, mentor or leader looking for practical help to protect and teach your kids, or you are an individual looking for ways to walk in wisdom and accountability, these recommended resources from some of our favorite experts can help you!

It is our firm belief that all the practical tools in the world are no substitute for the real work of understanding God’s story of sex and building healthy relationships. We will always encourage you to start right here and remember that Jesus is our Pure Hope. You can also access our pureHOPE resources, here.


PRODUCTS

We recommend three layers of digital protection: at the device, software, and router level. These layers will shift in priority as children grow and begin to take more responsibility for their own technology use and sexual stewardship.

ALL-AROUND
TECH PROTECTION:

Circle

Qustodio 

DEVICE
PROTECTION:

My Mobile Watchdog

Ask manufacturer about restrictions and parental controls on your devices.

ROUTER
PROTECTION:

Open DNS 

We recommend Covenant Eyes

For filtering, monitoring, and accountability software
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WEBSITES

NAVIGATING
TECHNOLOGY

Common Sense Media (available in Spanish)

Covenant Eyes

Smart Social

 


BOOKS

THE FOUNDATION —
GOD’S MORE COMPELLING STORY OF SEX

The Purity Principle (Randy Alcorn)

Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality (Jim Burns)

God’s Design for Sex – 4 book series (Stan & Brenna Jones)

God Made All of Me (Justin & Lindsey Holcomb)

 

THE CONVERSATION —
CREATING OPEN, ONGOING DIALOGUE

Get Your Teenager Talking (Jonathan McKee)

Talking to Your Kids About Sex (Dr. Mark R. Laaser)

The Purity Code: God’s Plan for Sex and Your Body (Jim Burns)

The Talks (Barrett Johnson)

THE TECHNOLOGY —
NAVIGATING A DIGITAL AGE

Should I Just Smash My Kid’s Phone? (Doug Fields)

The Tech-Wise Family (Andy Crouch)

 

 

 

THE LEGACY —
LEAVING A GODLY LEGACY

Grace Based Parenting (Tim Kimmel)

Why Christian Kids Rebel (Tim Kimmel)

Candid Confessions of an Imperfect Parent (Jonathan McKee)

Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No (Dr. John Townsend)

Note: This page is specifically curated to give individuals, leaders and parents Biblical insight and practical tools to help those struggling with sexual brokenness and the challenges of a sexualized culture. We will only consider resource recommendations that fit this aim.

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