Authors: Brian Seagraves and Hunter Leavine
A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors
The world around us is changing quickly, and it’s difficult to keep up with the debates about some of life’s most fundamental issues, such as gender. Whether you are a parent, mentor, pastor, or friend, this book will help you speak clearly to children on this subject in a world spinning in confusion.
This book seeks to help families teach the Bible’s view on gender clearly and consistently throughout a child’s life. It contains two major sections. Part one focuses on what is most critical during three major stages in a child's life. Part two is a toolbox of resources providing proactive conversation starters from pre-school to high school and beyond.
- PART 1:
- Foundation 1: preschool and young children
- Foundation 2: elementary (5-10)
- Foundation 3: middle school (11-13)
- Foundation 4: teens and beyond (14+)
- PART 2:
- Toolbox of resources for users
About the authors:
Brian Seagraves is a software developer and Christian apologist. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Patti, where he is part of City Church.
Hunter Leavine is the College Director at City Church Tallahassee, Florida. He is married to Hannah, loves fishing and all things southern, and could not enjoy leading college students more.
Either parents will teach their children God's truth about gender, or else the culture will do so for them. Brian Seagraves and Hunter Leavine have put together a helpful resource for parents seeking to understand the growing complexity around the gender revolution and how to respond with both grace and truth. ~Andrew T. Walker, Director of Policy Studies, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and author of God and the Transgender Debate.
Would you like to prepare young minds to navigate discussions about gender or transgender people? This excellent and concise guide provides practical conversation tips to help equip the next generation to confidently stand for biblical truth and compassionately share it with those they know. ~
Alan Shlemon, Stand to Reason
There has never been a more important time for parents and kids to understand God's good design for manhood and womanhood. Confusion reigns in the culture and poor models prevail in the church. This book so clearly and concisely guides young people toward the liberating truth of who God created them to be. Every pastor, youth pastor, parent or influencer should have this handy guide on their bookshelf, so they can be read to give an answer for the hope that lies within them. ~Daniel Darling, Vice-President of Communications, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, author of The Dignity Revolution.
This is a helpful guide to the most debated subject of our age: gender. The material found here is practical and wise. Instead of worrying about how the culture receives us, Seagraves and Leavine point us back to foundations. We must train our children in a biblical worldview. We cannot fail to ground them in the gospel of grace. We love God's design of men and women, and see it as very reality itself. Someone is going to train our children today: either the culture or the church. This guide will help us to raise the generation to know the Lord and to honor his holy Word. ~Dr. Owen Strachan, Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Center for Public Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; coauthor, The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them