By 19 years of age, 7 out of 10 teens have “bought the lie” of the world and become sexually active. Many teens have told Abby that sex is a way to find love, to keep someone interested in them and it’s a way to “fit in.” In reality though, 2 out of 3 teens regret their decision and wished they had waited. Below are resources to help your teen (or their friends) start over.

Recommended Reading


My Teen is Involved in Premarital Sex
by Focus on the Family

We discovered an entry in our teenager’s journal describing a sexual encounter with her boyfriend. We can’t allow this behavior to go unaddressed, but we don’t want to create a wedge…

12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child
by Abraham Piper

Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled by their unbelieving son or daughter. They have no clue why the child they raised well is making such awful, destructive decisions. 

How Do I Deal with My Guilt?
by Timothy S. Lane

Do you ever feel guilty? Guilt feels terrible. What you did keeps playing and replaying in your mind, and you are filled with regret and “if onlys.”

How To Help Your Teenagers Regain or Maintain Their Virginity
by  Gary & Greg Smalley

Adolescence marks a time when opposite-sex relationships become important. During junior high same-sex relationships seem to be more important. Children go from being interested in playing outside, dolls, trading cards, and comic books to being interested in the opposite sex. 

Three Lies About Premarital Sex
by Shana Schutte – Focus on the Family

When Cindy met Rob, she knew that even though he attended church, he didn’t share her convictions about premarital sex. Rob thought it was OK—and even good for dating couples to engage in…

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