Passport 2 Purity Getaway Kit is actually created so that you can take your child and "getaway" for a weekend together and go through the material. However, I fully believe you could use this material in any type of setting and it is not just limited to actually going somewhere together. My husband is a Student Minister for K-12th graders right now and we could see easily adapting this to fit into our Wednesday night lessons when we cover the topic of purity & waiting for marriage to have sex. Having children ages 10, 11, and 14 this is a topic that is important to us as a family. Given today's cultural view of living together, sex before marriage, homosexuality now being legal, views on relationships, etc. this topic of purity is one we certainly need to help our kids understand and grasp from a Biblical perspective.
About Passport 2 Purity: Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules. The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God. FamilyLife developed Passport2Purity (P2P) to assist you in building heart-to-heart communication with your preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare him or her for the turbulent years ahead. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity - and strengthen the bond between you. It is designed to be used by a mother and daughter or a father and son when the child is a preteen. It is suggested that the materials be completed over a weekend away from home, as the child may be more open to discussing the topics away from his or her normal environment. If this isn't possible, the material can be completed over a period of four or five weeks.
As a parent, I loved how easy Passport 2 Purity makes it to cover this vital topic with our children. While the idea is to "getaway", the focus is to leave behind the normal routines, their distractions (cell phones, computers, friends, etc.) and make this become a personal time between you and your child to not only educate them but help you bond with them too.
The only additional thing you will need is something to play the CD's on for each session. If you used it as a weekend getaway, you will listen to a couple of sessions each day, have your child complete the travel journal along the way, and there are even some little projects each day. There is also one project that is designed gender specific. Saturday afternoon is designed for you to not do any "lessons" but do something fun and engaging with your child. Something they enjoy, something they like, or something that speaks to their love language. On a side note, remember that this afternoon is supposed to about your child and their interests so even if it's not something you enjoy, do it for your child and do it with a smile and joy together! Saturday night you'll do session 5 together and another project. At the completion of that lesson, you get to take them out for a celebratory meal and you have the option to even give them a gift to commemorate their decision to remain pure until marriage.
The discussions and material don't end just because your "getaway weekend" is over. When you come home, there are even 25 devotionals for your child to continue to do in the days to come. Hopefully this getaway weekend and the Passport 2 Purity materials will be a starting point for a new relationship with your child. One where they know they can come to you in the tough times, with the hard questions, and you will be there for them. If you don't know the answers, be honest, and tell them you'll find out the answers together. Being a parent of a teenager is tough and keeping open communication lines and a close relationship with them can be an even bigger challenge but Passport 2 Purity helps equip your relationship to be the best it can be and to make learning about and understanding "the birds and the bees" easy for you both.
This is material that we will be using not only in our home with our own children but also with our Student Ministry as well each year. This material does require a little preparation on your part but the end result is SO worth it!
The Passport 2 Purity Getaway Kit contains the following materials:
Tour Guide (for the parent)
Travel Journal (for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions)
(8) CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s:
Session 1: Beginning the Journey – Challenges, Traps, and Choices
Session 2: Running With The Herd – Friendships and Peer Pressure
Session 3: Ready For An Upgrade? – Changes in Him, Changes in Her
Session 4: Destination: Lé Pure – Setting Boundaries
Session 5: Crossing The Date Line – Seeing Dating Differently
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