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    OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

    Hello! This is off topic, but I figured this was the best place for suggestions! I need a devotional for my 12yo daughter that tackles the tough issues that tweens and teens face today in a moral and biblical way. We homeschool, but haven't always, so a majority of my daughters friends are from public school. We had the talk and discussed health topics at length, but she is getting conflicting info from friends. I would like something that deals with sexuality in the way that God intended between a man and a woman, good conduct online, how to deal with drugs/drinking, basically all the tough stuff! I just want something engaging that will reiterate our family values at home. Her friends are pretty great, but everyone is getting older, and my daughter is naive to a lot of things. Thank you so much for our help!
    Beth
    DD12 - 7M
    DD10 - 5M

    "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."
    -Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

    Originally posted by home4good View Post
    Hello! This is off topic, but I figured this was the best place for suggestions! I need a devotional for my 12yo daughter that tackles the tough issues that tweens and teens face today in a moral and biblical way. We homeschool, but haven't always, so a majority of my daughters friends are from public school. We had the talk and discussed health topics at length, but she is getting conflicting info from friends. I would like something that deals with sexuality in the way that God intended between a man and a woman, good conduct online, how to deal with drugs/drinking, basically all the tough stuff! I just want something engaging that will reiterate our family values at home. Her friends are pretty great, but everyone is getting older, and my daughter is naive to a lot of things. Thank you so much for our help!
    Theology of the Body is an impeccable resource for everyone. It is the Gold Standard if understanding Godly sexuality. But it is weighty. So here are a few leveled resources:

    Theology of the Body For Teens https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1935940058

    Theology of the Body for Teens Student Workbook https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1932927867

    Theology of the Body Parents Guide https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1934217387
    Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
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    “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
    ~Pope St John Paul II

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      #3
      Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

      Originally posted by Anita View Post
      Theology of the Body is an impeccable resource for everyone. It is the Gold Standard if understanding Godly sexuality. But it is weighty. So here are a few leveled resources:

      Theology of the Body For Teens https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1935940058

      Theology of the Body for Teens Student Workbook https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1932927867

      Theology of the Body Parents Guide https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1934217387
      Thank you so much! These look wonderful! I really appreciate your suggestions!

      Beth
      Beth
      DD12 - 7M
      DD10 - 5M

      "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."
      -Benjamin Franklin

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        #4
        Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

        Originally posted by Anita View Post
        Theology of the Body is an impeccable resource for everyone. It is the Gold Standard if understanding Godly sexuality. But it is weighty. So here are a few leveled resources:

        Theology of the Body For Teens https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1935940058

        Theology of the Body for Teens Student Workbook https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1932927867

        Theology of the Body Parents Guide https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body.../dp/1934217387
        One more question Anita! Do you recommend getting the book and the workbook? Is the same information from the book presented in the workbook, just with added activities? Do you recommend one or both? I see this program is Catholic based, we are Lutheran, is it still ok to use? Sorry, odd question! Just checking Thank you so much!

        Beth
        Beth
        DD12 - 7M
        DD10 - 5M

        "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."
        -Benjamin Franklin

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          #5
          Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

          Originally posted by home4good View Post
          One more question Anita! Do you recommend getting the book and the workbook? Is the same information from the book presented in the workbook, just with added activities? Do you recommend one or both? I see this program is Catholic based, we are Lutheran, is it still ok to use? Sorry, odd question! Just checking Thank you so much!

          Beth
          From Wikipedia:

          Theology of the Body is the topic of a series of 129 lectures given by Pope Saint John Paul II during his Wednesday audiences in St. Peter's Square and the Paul VI Audience Hall between September 5, 1979 and November 28, 1984. It constitutes an analysis on human sexuality, and is considered as the first major teaching of his pontificate. The complete addresses were later compiled and expanded upon in many of John Paul's encyclicals, letters, and exhortations.

          In Theology of the Body, John Paul II intends to establish an adequate anthropology in which the human body reveals God. He examines man and woman before the Fall, after it, and at the resurrection of the dead. He also contemplates the sexual complementarity of man and woman. He explores the nature of marriage, celibacy and virginity, and expands on the teachings in “Humanae Vitae” on contraception. According to author Christopher West, the central thesis of John Paul's Theology of the Body is that "the body, and it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it."

          At present the Theology of the Body has been widely used and included in the curriculum of the Marriage Preparation Course in the Catholic dioceses of the United States.
          The entire article, with the scope and sequence of Theology of the Body is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology_of_the_Body

          I’m a convert to Catholicism, so I am extremely well-versed in the differences between Catholic and Protestant thought. Please note: I have not actually used the resources I linked. However, Pope Saint John Paul II is arguably one of the greatest spiritual and philosophical minds of the last century — if not in recorded history. He can be trusted. A brief bit of research into his life, his writings and his pontificate will reveal this. Theology of the Body is the culmination of JPII’s extensive study and meditation on Holy Scripture, Bacon, Descartes, Kant, and St John of the Cross. So it is extremely well-grounded in philosophical and scholarly thought, while being totally soaked in the Word of God.

          There is very little difference in the approach to sexuality between the ideals of Lutheran and Catholic thought. (The exception might be the Lutheran position on contraception, though you would know better than I on that subject.) Were this a resource on salvation, heaven, hell and the “Last Things”, I might be a little hesitant to recommend it. But because this is about human sexuality and the purpose, beauty and eternity of man and the proper use of his body, I don’t anticipate you running into too many theological minefields.

          Before you order resources, you may want to try a little primer for yourself to see if TOTB is suitable for your needs. Such a resource is here: Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, Revised Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1934217859..._ZutgBbE2FKGRV
          Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
          Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
          Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
          Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

          “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
          ~Pope St John Paul II

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            #6
            Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

            Good morning! This isn't a devotional specifically -- it's a book that discusses intimacy, body issues, and current culture (media, fashion/body image, etc.) and presents the biblical position on each. It's presented in a really accessible, low-key way as conversations between a mother and daughter and father and son. I bought several books in anticipation of discussing these issues with my daughter, and this was the best I found.

            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/16...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

            We really enjoyed this devotional (recently finished):
            https://www.amazon.com/One-Year-Moth...40_&dpSrc=srch

            And are currently enjoying this one:
            https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Only-De...nly+devotional


            Hope you find the right fit for your family. I know these choices are very individual. Blessings!
            DD 12 - MP6A

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              #7
              Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

              Originally posted by Anita View Post
              From Wikipedia:



              The entire article, with the scope and sequence of Theology of the Body is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology_of_the_Body

              I’m a convert to Catholicism, so I am extremely well-versed in the differences between Catholic and Protestant thought. Please note: I have not actually used the resources I linked. However, Pope Saint John Paul II is arguably one of the greatest spiritual and philosophical minds of the last century — if not in recorded history. He can be trusted. A brief bit of research into his life, his writings and his pontificate will reveal this. Theology of the Body is the culmination of JPII’s extensive study and meditation on Holy Scripture, Bacon, Descartes, Kant, and St John of the Cross. So it is extremely well-grounded in philosophical and scholarly thought, while being totally soaked in the Word of God.

              There is very little difference in the approach to sexuality between the ideals of Lutheran and Catholic thought. (The exception might be the Lutheran position on contraception, though you would know better than I on that subject.) Were this a resource on salvation, heaven, hell and the “Last Things”, I might be a little hesitant to recommend it. But because this is about human sexuality and the purpose, beauty and eternity of man and the proper use of his body, I don’t anticipate you running into too many theological minefields.

              Before you order resources, you may want to try a little primer for yourself to see if TOTB is suitable for your needs. Such a resource is here: Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, Revised Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1934217859..._ZutgBbE2FKGRV
              Thank you so much!!! I appreciate all that info!!!

              Beth
              Beth
              DD12 - 7M
              DD10 - 5M

              "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."
              -Benjamin Franklin

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                #8
                Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

                Originally posted by hermione310 View Post
                Good morning! This isn't a devotional specifically -- it's a book that discusses intimacy, body issues, and current culture (media, fashion/body image, etc.) and presents the biblical position on each. It's presented in a really accessible, low-key way as conversations between a mother and daughter and father and son. I bought several books in anticipation of discussing these issues with my daughter, and this was the best I found.

                https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/16...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                We really enjoyed this devotional (recently finished):
                https://www.amazon.com/One-Year-Moth...40_&dpSrc=srch

                And are currently enjoying this one:
                https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Only-De...nly+devotional


                Hope you find the right fit for your family. I know these choices are very individual. Blessings!
                That book is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much Hermione! I love the devotionals too! I think I am going to buy both books in that series; the one for 8-11 and 12-14. I have 2 daughters and each book would suit them! I really appreciate the suggestion! Which devotional did you prefer? They both look great, I just need to pick one to start with

                Thanks again,

                Beth
                Beth
                DD12 - 7M
                DD10 - 5M

                "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."
                -Benjamin Franklin

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                  #9
                  Re: OT: Tween/Teen Devotional Suggestions Needed

                  Originally posted by home4good View Post
                  That book is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much Hermione! I love the devotionals too! I think I am going to buy both books in that series; the one for 8-11 and 12-14. I have 2 daughters and each book would suit them! I really appreciate the suggestion! Which devotional did you prefer? They both look great, I just need to pick one to start with

                  Thanks again,

                  Beth
                  Good morning Beth!

                  My daughter and I both enjoyed the "One Year" devotional (the first link) the best. There are quizzes to take with each devotional (in the style of the old teen magazine quizzes, but much less cheesy) that prompted some great bedtime discussions between us. I thought the writing style was very appropriate for tween girls without being hokey. (I've found many devotionals for this age refer to God as "Our Big Daddy" and such -- suffice it to say that style goes over like a lead balloon in our house.)
                  DD 12 - MP6A

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