Abby Ludvigson
Date Given: 
February 21, 2012

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February 21st, 2012

Presenter: Abby Ludvigson (www.abbyludvigson.com)

Media Statistics:

  • According to research from Family Safe Media, the largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages ______ and______.
  • According to a study cited in The Washington Post, more than ______ million teenagers view Internet pornography on a regular basis.
  • Today, 8-18 year olds devote an average of __________ hours to using entertainment media across a typical day. (More than ______ hours a week) Pregnancy/STD/Depression Statistics:
  • ______ million new cases of STDs are reported each year, ______ % among 15-24 year olds.
  • Nearly ______ million girls get pregnant each _______ in the United States.
  • When compared with sexually abstinent girls, sexually active girls are more than ______ times likely to be depressed and nearly _____ times more likely to attempt suicide.
  • When compared with sexually abstinent boys, sexually active boys are more than ______ times likely to be depressed and ______ times more likely to attempt suicide. Greatest Influence:
  • According to research from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Parenthood, teens say that ________________ most influence their decisions about sex, love and relationships. What can we do to help our children?

The 5 A’s to building a healthy relationship with your child(ren): (taken from How to Help Your Child Say “No” to Sexual Pressure by Josh McDowell)

  • Provide Acceptance (sense of security)
  • Give Appreciation (sense of significance)
  • Be Available (sense of importance)
  • Show Affection (sense of lovability)
  • Establish Accountability (sense of responsibility)

Foundational Strategies for Remaining Sexually Pure in a Sex-Saturated Culture:

  • Spend time in God’s word each day. (Psalm 1:1-3)
  • Know why you’re waiting for marriage. (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Find someone to hold you accountable to your commitment. (1 John 1:5-7)
  • Surround yourself with godly friends. (1 Corinthians 15:33)
  • Monitor your exposure to the media. (Romans 12:2)
  • Put on the armor of God daily. (Ephesians 6:10-16)
  • Write out your physical boundaries and standards. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-6) 

Relevant Resources: (more resources available at www.abbyludvigson.com)

  • How to Help Your Child Say “No” to Sexual Pressure (Josh McDowell)
  • God’s Design For Sex Series (Stan Jones & Brenna Jones)
  • Character Matters: Raising Kids with Values that Last (John & Susan Yates)
  • How to Find your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul (Jason & Crystalina Evert)
  • Questions Kids Ask About Sex (The Medical Institute for Sexual Health)
  • A Chicken’s Guide To Talking Turkey with Your Kids about Sex (Dr. Kevin Leman)
  • The Struggle: Let’s be Honest, Every Guy Struggles with It (Steve Gerali)
  • Why True Love Waits (Josh McDowell)
  • Hooked: New Science on how Casual Sex is Affecting our Children (McIlhaney & McKissic-Bush)
  • Sex 180: There’s More to it than “Just Wait” (Chip Ingram)

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