Friday, January 31, 2014
Line Upon Line
Isaiah 28: 9-10 states, "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?......For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little."
Now, if we look in old Mr. Webster, precept is defined as, "a rule of moral conduct." We are teaching our children a rule of moral conduct upon a rule of moral conduct. A line is defined as, "a boundary, "limit," or "course of conduct, action, explanation." We are teaching our children a course of conduct upon a course of conduct..
So, we begin with a very simple step, showing our children appropriate love. Every relationship has love at its core. Every other part of morality is showing our love for ourselves as children of God, and showing love for others as children of God.
We then teach our children a "chunk" of information, as I like to call it. Once they understand one chunk of information, we can present them with another chunk that builds on what they've already been taught. The "big talk" is really a series of small discussions as we build our children's knowledge of relationships. Make sure you review previous information and correct misinformation before presenting your child with new knowledge.
Before we approach our child with the definition of sex, they should understand love and respect, body parts and functions, pregnancy, birth, and how a baby gets started.