The actual words of her lovely “Kid” appropriate book: “Do not have sex with anyone other than your husband or wife.” Or another wonderful line from her new book:
It’s better to marry than to wish for sex all the time.
Where did she read this? No it was not in a Playboy Magazine for kids…it was her brand new, Kids Bible for 6 to 10 year olds. The Day by Day Children’s Bible. http://karynhenley.com/site_pages/Bibleprod_new.htm#anch_7minutes
She has now been asking about sex, mentioning this new word around Cade (who said he’s never heard it either…what is that?) and trying to figure it out.
Obviously, we had to do some explaining. And we did. And we kept it simple. But I am appalled at this author’s decision to write it that way…so obviously a verb…so poorly written. She could have written this a ton of ways like
- You can only be married to one man or one woman – the original verse is about adultery anyway.
I never remember being told in Child development 101 in college to make sure we include stories about “Not having sex with anyone but your spouses” at circle time for 1st graders or to encourage them to make sure they get married someday so that they don’t wish for sex all the time. It’s insanity. Pure insanity.
There is a time and a place. God tells us that He will disseminate knowledge to us as adults as we can handle it…so why do we dump stuff like this on young kids? I don’t care if it’s in the Bible. It’s not appropriate for young kids. Period. The Bible is full of stuff that is not appropriate for young kids.
I am now descending from my soap box.
I feel better now. Thanks for listening.
Don’t buy the Day by Day Children’s Bible. (Now I feel even better!)