I started a series of blogs writing down all the insights I’m getting from the book by Steve Zollos entitled, “Time for the Talk.”

The first installment, you can read here.

Here are a few more insights from chapters 3 on the topic of “Manhood Designed by God.

1. God is glorious and his creation, us included, was made to reflect his glory.  Think about it: God consciously created us and this world to be a reflection of his very majesty. He also made a fantastic, sinless, glorious place for us to dwell.

Unfortunately, we allowed sin to enter the world and have been watching the world become increasingly corrupt ever since. But God did not stop there, He had a plan to rescue the world through Jesus.

2. Your son needs to see that taking on the responsibilities of work is an important part of gradually transitioning from boy to man. There is a place for fun and rest but we are commanded to work. (Genesis 2:2-3)

3. God is not shy in letting us know that we have been created to be sexually active. (Genesis 1:28, 2:24) He always intended us to be fulfilled sexually, so he set sexual pleasure into a single righteous and blameless framework: MARRIAGE.

From the moment of her creation, Eve was Adam’s wife, and it is within the context of heterosexual marriage that God has given us the ability to fulfill the righteous, joyful, and holy act of sexual intercourse.

4. We are dependent upon the finished work of Jesus Christ to save us from our sin and empower us to live a holy and godly life.

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