“God” is Stamped On Us Just Like “Andy” on the Toys in Toy Story
Greetings, and I want to take the time to thank all of you – you are so very special! You and God teach me and open my mind and eyes to so many things on a daily basis. Without you, I would not have learned and been able to share so much to others.
You and God teaming with me have dramatically intensified my desire and knowledge to work my hardest for your physical, nutritional, and emotional health. I want to tell you how much I love and appreciate you and the privilege of being your Family Physician!
This picture of us enjoying family time at Symphony on the Prairie last week. We love to go there and picnic together – as a family or just as a date night with my husband. They still have half of their season left with many great concerts (you can get tickets for about $5 less per ticket by purchasing them at Marsh). TIP – surprise your love with a date night at Symphony on the Prairie!
Family & Faith
Parenting Tips – from the book “Sex – More Than A Plumbing Lesson” by Amy Scheuring, about teaching your kids sexual values
PLEASE pick up this book if you are a Christian having difficulty or just dreading the day that comes when you begin discussing sex with your children.
Sex education is values education and teens need to hear about values and abstinence from the most effective source – their parents! Teaching sexual values is a life-long experience. Family connectedness, parental disapproval of their child being sexually active, and parental disapproval of birth control were the top 3 deterrents to teenage sexual activity in a recent national study. Good parenting means hours of listening, asking open-ended questions, setting reasonable limits, and actively leading your child to a pure lifestyle.
Talking to your kids about sex is 90% listening and 10% talking. Some good questions are: What does it mean for a couple to be serious? What is your opinion about birth control for teens? How does a person know he is ready to start dating? What do your friend think about oral sex? How do you feel about sex before marriage? If you hear an idea or assumption that needs corrected, let it go for the moment, pray about it, then in a later discussion bring that topic back up.
You are ALL so very special and loved unconditionally and forever by Jesus! He and his image is are stamped on our hearts – we are God’s children (“God” is stamped on us just like “Andy” on the toys in Toy Story)!
My thanks and hugs and love and prayers forever for you!