Boys to Men

It was a weekend I’m sure my twins will never forget. We had the sex talk. They’re going into sixth grade. They’re heading towards puberty at the speed of light. I wanted to give them a bit of a heads up.

I’ll say this, the kit “Passport to Purity” by Dennis and Barbara Rainey is a life saver. They give you a vision for a weekend like the one I just had with my boys, the content you need to work through, and CD’s to listen to so you don’t have to make eye contact. It’s phenomenal.

Because of a busy schedule at the end of the summer I had to work our trip around some meetings and a speaking engagement. We started at a cabin nearby on a Thursday night. We came back for a day of meetings at the university the next morning. I dropped them off at the house and then picked them up when it was over.

We promptly hit the road heading towards Kentucky where I was speaking at a conference. We listened to the third session of the study containing the “sex talk” as we looked out our respective windows at the rolling hills of the bluegrass state. I took the backroads the entire way which added about an hour to our trip, but provided ample opportunities to stop in little towns, get a snack, stretch our legs, and talk about what were listening to.

We ended the weekend with dinner at a nice restaurant at a small town on the banks of the Ohio river in northern Kentucky. To our surprise, the town’s Main Street was completely shut down for a festival. It was their annual “Octoberfest” that they host every August. Crazy, I know.

It was a perfect way to end a really good weekend. We made our way through the festivities to the restaurant. After dinner I gave them both a gift to symbolize this important transition into young adulthood. If you have little ones moving towards middle school, you really need to check out Family Life’s “Passport to Purity.”