Not long ago my son (who is only 9) started asking questions that I was not prepared for. I did not expect it at all. Very soon after that, I was offered the chance to review the “Passport2Purity“ set from FlyByPromotions. I saw this as definitely having potential; my husband and I certainly needed help here. This also reminded me of how our children grow up far too quickly nowadays and also, how important it is for us, as parents, to address their questions appropriately. We need them to have all the right information and to be able to come to us; there are too many other ways they can get answers to their questions (internet, friends, etc) that could be so damaging to their walk.
If we look in the media, at the movies and telelvision shows that are on all the time. A serious relationship…marriage…it’s almost nonexistant. It isn’t treated as anything important. Relationships are always exciting, full of fireworks and love and gifts – when they aren’t so joy filled? Move on – maybe this isn’t the one for you after all. Whatever makes you happy. Hear my eyes rolling? sigh.
The “Passport2Purity” series teaches the value of friendship in relationships. It teaches you the value of intimacy in marriage, not before. There is honor and respect, virtues to be gained in taking the time to really learn about one another!
This is an excellent overview of this material:
About this Series:
It is a life-changing getaway with your preteen.
Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules. The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God.
FamilyLife has developed Passport2Purity® (P2P) to assist you in building heart-to-heart communication with your preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare them for the turbulent years ahead. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity—and strengthen the bond between you.
The third edition of Passport2Purity (P2P Version 3) features new design, copy revisions, the addition of 25 student devotionals, and an accompanying project kit (sold separately). P2P is designed to help parents discuss love, sex, and relationships with their preteen children. The Passport2Purity kit includes a parent guide (Tour Guide), a student guide (Travel Journal), and five audio sessions on CD with special projects.
Session One: Beginning the Journey
Challenges, Traps, and Choices
This session lays the groundwork for the weekend. Discusses challenges adolescents may encounter and choices they will have to make.
Session Two: Running with the Herd
Friendships and Peer Pressure
Session two leads the child on an evaluation of their friendships and an evaluation of themselves as a friend. It asks them to consider the influence their peers are having on them and the influence they are having on their peers.
Session Three: Ready for an Upgrade?
Changes in Him, Changes in Her
Session three discusses the physical changes that are going to occur in the child’s life. It encourages him or her to treat the opposite sex with respect. Separate sections are addressed to the young men and young women. It also explains the act of sex and how it is a gift from God to be saved for marriage.
Session Four: Destination: Lé Pure
Session four talks about setting boundaries both physically and emotionally and deciding beforehand how far you will go. Encourages parents to set boundaries on the front end with their child and discusses the consequences of not having boundaries.
Session Five: Crossing the Date Line
Seeing Dating Differently
Session five is a summation of the weekend. Parent and child hopefully will reach an agreement about when a child will date and what that will look like.
Passport2Purity® is designed to be used by a mother and daughter or a father and son when the child is a preteen. It is suggested that the materials be completed over a weekend away from home, as the child may be more open to discussing the topics away from his or her normal environment. If this isn’t possible, the material can be completed over a period of four or five weeks.
Also available is the Passport2Purity® Project Kit which features materials needed to do the weekend projects; and the Passport2Purity Replacement Kit for parents wanting to take another child through the P2P experience (includes one Travel Journal and one visa sticker). Both are sold separately.
About the Series:
CD and Paperback: one Tour Guide (parent), one Travel Journal (preteen), and eight CDs (5 sessions, scripture memory songs & MP3s that can be downloaded from the CDs)
Publisher: FamilyLife Publishing (May, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.25 x 1.5 inches
This kit contains a total of 8 CDs by Dennis and Barbara Rainey who are your personal coaches as you go through these challenging topics. From Ready for an Upgrade to Destination, Le Pure these deal honestly, and Biblically, with the issues that our children will have to face. They encourage and inspire us as we teach them how to be wise and live according to God’s standards. If you do cross that line? There is a way to address that too. Wihtout a doubt they cover so many of the concerns we as parents have and I am sure, our kids will experience too. Before they are in that place, they need the tools. Consider this our way of not putting a stumbling block before them. We all need to have a plan; we ned the wisdom so that we know what to do before we are in a bad situation. Or just a questionable one even 🙂
Each topic on these CD’s is divided into two parts and runs about an hour each. There is also an activity that goes along with each lesson; reinforcing what has been taught in a more tangible way. By using this we can equip our children, we can prepare them for things that are going to come their way. And we cn build our relationship with them at the same time. Its about faith and trust, its about purity of heart and mind, body and soul. Our children need to see and know that even the little things matter when it comes to keeping our selves pure. We must teach them about that comparison trap; we must teach them about how uniquely they were created. God has a purpose and a plan for every one of our children; we need to help them grow in that purpose with a surety and a foundation that is not going to be shaken. 🙂
If you are interested in purchasingthis series, receive 25% off the “Getaway Kit” by using promo code PASSPORT on their website. This promo code is only good through 08/31/15, so be sure to order soon.