Beyond the Birds and the Bees (Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids)
“The Talk.” It’s one of the most daunting prospects parents face. Communicating the richness of Catholic teaching on sexuality in a faithful and effective way can be an overwhelming responsibility. But does it have to be so?
In this thoroughly revised version of Beyond the Birds and the Bees, Greg and Lisa Popcak empower you with the tools needed to move well beyond “the Talk” by offering a comprehensive guide to raising sexually whole and holy children. Using the riches of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the Popcaks help you safely navigate your children from infancy through the teenage years and beyond.
This book answers the questions parents may have, including:
- What lessons must my children learn at each stage to develop a healthy Christian sexuality?
- How can I have age-appropriate conversations about sensitive issues with my children?
- How can I teach my children what it takes to be a true Catholic man or woman?
- How can I help my children have healthy, Christian dating relationships? …and much more
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Lisa M. Hendey
As a major fan of Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak’s work, their writing, and their show, I have learned so much over the years from their faith-filled, and yet “real world” vantage point and advice. Theirs is a brand of consultation that takes into account not only the pressures families face today (they’ve successfully raised their own!), but also comes with a truly informed perspective on our Catholic faith and the Theology of the Body. With their book Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids, the Popcaks have given our families a true gift in the form of counsel and wisdom on how to faithfully address some of the most important issues of our time. Easy to read and approachable, and yet filled with deeply important wisdom, this new version of a wonderful classic is one of my “go to” resources in the raising of my two sons.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Kelly
This book is just wonderful! I am a Catholic mom of 3 small children and I’m just starting to get “those” kinds of questions from my oldest child. I had no idea how to explain all this stuff, and it was very important that my explanations also prepare my children to grow into very moral, healthy, and happy Catholic adults. I bought this book looking for help with that, and boy did I find it! I am SO glad I bought this book and I am very grateful to the author!
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
Read it through in one sitting. Help to get parents talking to each other about matters sexual.A Christian approach (no apologies) to understanding sexuality. What your child needs to know and can handle at each period in life. Answering the unasked questions. Helping the child avoid pitfalls in relationships. You’ll likely keep it as a reference book.
Submitted on 02-01-2006 Anonymous
I am a mother of 4 small boys and I ordered this book because we had heard such great reviews. It turned out to be even better than I had hoped! It is an absolute must-have for all parents! Gregory Popcak explains sexuality in light of the teachings of the Catholic Church and emphasizes that sexuality encompasses our whole being. He explains that healthy sexuality is obtainable and can be taught to our children. Now I am not afraid of all the questions that will arise, but am actually looking forward to teaching my children about their God given sexuality!