Preparing Children for Marriage: How to Teach God's Good Design for Marriage, Sex, Purity, and Dating
“Wow! What a great book to empower parents to have early-and-often discussions with their children about love, sex, and marriage. Josh Mulvihill has created a biblical tool that parents can use to help their kids challenge the worldly version of normal that they are exposed to regularly. I will commend this book to all parents and encourage them to use the Courageous Conversation sections at the end of each chapter to engage their kids in specific conversations in order to embed convictions in their hearts.”See All
Cofounder, National Center for Biblical Parenting
“In Preparing Children for Marriage, Josh Mulvihill has given parents an invaluable resource to help them present a biblical worldview of sexuality, marriage, and dating to their children. This book is practical, biblical, and chock-full of great discussion-starting questions. Someone is going to shape your childrens views on these topicsso take my advice, get this book, and allow Josh to help you be the one to disciple your children in these critical areas.”See All
Family Life Pastor, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; Author, The Ology
“Parents, if youre wondering how to talk to your kids about sex, you will not find a better resource than this book. Josh Mulvihills approach is straight from the Bible, full of great insight and advice, and incredibly helpful. If you think its not time for the talk yet, better think againJoshs argument for a childhood-long approach to teaching your child about sex and marriage will change your mind and at the same time equip you for many talks. You will want to read this book and then put it somewhere handy so you can refer to it again and again.”See All
Founder, The Legacy Coalition
“In a day when young people invest the greater part of their time in their wedding event itself, they need more time to prepare for marriage. Parents can powerfully engage their kids with the topics that will set them up for success in their marriages, the way God intended.Waiting until marital counseling is too latethis book needs to be in the hands of every parent with children!”See All
Ron Hunter Jr.
Director, D6 Conference; Author, The DNA of D6
“By default our kids get plenty of sex education these days, and most of it is not only wrong but very harmful. Josh Mulvihill has given us the antidote: a beautifully written and very practical guide for parents who want to make sure their children have a strong biblical foundation not only for making wise choices but for building healthy marriages. I urge all Christian parents not only to read this book but to put it into practice right away!”See All
Cofounder, Youth Specialties; Director of Conferencing, The Legacy Coalition; Author, Generation to Generation
“Preparing Children for Marriage is a lifeline in a sea of sexual and marital confusion. Every parent, pastor, and educator who is serious about helping the children in his or her care to develop a biblical worldview should read and use this book.”See All
Founder and President, Renewanation
“Josh Mulvihill has written a thought-provoking book to help parents prepare their children for marriage. As a pastor, Josh delivers insight and experience in addition to unpacking Gods truth in creative ways. His courageous conversations, or talks parents should have with their children, are worth the price of the book alone. For parents and those working with children, Joshs book will be an excellent resource as we prepare the next generation for lifelong marriage.”See All
Founder, National Center for Fathering
“This eye-opening book shows what is missing and what is needed in order for our children to have a biblical view of marriage. With insight, Josh Mulvihill shows parents and ministry leaders how to proactively seize developmental milestones in order to help prepare the next generation to embrace and uphold God-honoring marriages and be bright, shining stars in a very dark world.”See All
Director of Marriage and Family Life, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois
“Preparing Children for Marriage will equip you to sharpen your thinking, increase your impact, and influence young people to apply the truth of Gods Word to their lives. This book is biblical and practical and is a valuable tool for parents and grandparents.”See All
Author, Have a New Kid by Friday and The Birth Order Book
“Josh Mulvihill has done a great job of explaining dating and what a Christian marriage should look like. Parents will find thought provoking guidance to use with their children when discussing dating, sexual issues, and marriage. Divorced parents struggle to find ways to teach their children what a God-designed marriage looks like, but this book lays it out very clearly. It will also open readers eyes to the sinful challenges our children are currently facing regarding sexual issues and what is being taught in many schools today.”See All
Founder, DivorceCare for Kids
“Parenting is serious business. We live in a crazy, messed-up world especially when it comes to marriage, dating, sex, and family. Satan and the demons have kicked their attacks on Gods institution of the family into high gear. Is there anything we can do to help our children reject the lies of the world and prepare themselves to follow Gods plan for manhood, womanhood, marriage, and the family? That is what Preparing Children for Marriage is all about. Let me warn you: this book is not for the faint of heart. It is real, honest, candid, and courageous. It will make you think, rattle your cage, drive you to have needed conversations with your kids, and, most importantly, cause you to dig into the Bible for a practical plan to help your children love and follow Jesus.”See All
Founder, Visionary Family Ministries
“My kids are way too young to be thinking about dating and marriage already! Why would I begin ‘the talk’ now, before they’ve even started asking questions?”
Many parents find it difficult to broach these topics with their children, especially in age-appropriate ways. But our choice is no longer between teaching them now or later—if we do not reach them first, our culture is happy to step in with messages of its own. Someone is going to shape our children’s beliefs—so the time to start biblical conversations is now!
In this foundation-laying book, Josh Mulvihill offers theological training for a critical area of parenting. He walks parents through how to begin conversations, then teaches them God’s purpose for dating, marriage, and sex so they can pass this teaching on to their children.
The Bible says children are never too young to learn God’s plan for this area of their lives . . . so prepare yourself to prepare them for one of the most important decisions they will ever make.