Friends without Benefits: What Teens Need to Know About Sex

Friends without Benefits: What Teens Need to Know About Sex

by Ron Luce




One of the most common beliefs today is that sex between "friends" is harmless. It makes perfect sense! After all, nobody wants to settle down and get married at 16, but once that sex drive kicks in you've got to do something with all those hormones, right? Why not just relieve the tension without getting emotionally entangled? That's what "friends with benefits" are for . . . all the fun without the commitment.

Having and being a friend with benefits may sound like a risk-free option, but the truth is that sleeping around, even with good friends, is hazardous to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. There are always consequences when we distort something that God has created. And because He's the one who dreamed up sex in the first place, it's a good idea to know what He intended when He invented it for us.

Ron Luce speaks to youth all over the world, and he has listened to your questions, fears and hopes. In Friends Without Benefits, he takes on the desire (and pressure) to have a great sex life. He looks at the possibilities from various angles and lets teens openly share their views, mistakes and discoveries-all in a way that will help you see how God's plan for a great sex life is a great plan for you as well. Discover the real benefit of making the right choices when it comes to sex-and when it comes to friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830747177
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

RON AND KATIE LUCE founded Teen Mania in 1986. Today Ron serves as president of the ministry, rallying teens who pack arenas and stadiums for events called Acquire the Fire. Teens also come to the 472-acre headquarters in Garden Valley, Texas for leadership internships and to attend the ministry’s academy. Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. He has written more than 30 books, including ReCreate: Building a Culture in Your Home Stronger that the Culture Deceiving Your Kids and Friends Without Benefits: What Teens Need to Know About a Great Sex Life. Ron and Katie have three teen and young-adult children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Friends with So-called "Benefits" 7

2 What Your Friends Say About Sex 29

3 What Our Culture Says About Sex 35

4 What Ignorant People Say About Sex 47

5 What Kids Say About Sex 57

6 What Animals Say About Sex 63

7 What Parents Say About Sex 69

8 What Experienced Teens Say About Sex 87

9 What Virgins Say About Sex 105

10 What God, the Inventor of Sex, Says About Sex 119

11 What Those Who Waited Say About Sex 123

12 What Tempted People Say About Sex 129

13 What Curious People Say About Sex 143

14 What Sexually Confused People Say About Sex 151

15 What Porn Users Say About Sex 159

16 What Your Older Peeps Say About Sex 169

Purity Commitment Form 183

Accountability Commitment Form 185

Endnotes 187

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Adayriddle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another "Teen Mania Book" and is as good as all the rest. To be honest I had never heard the term "Friends with benefits" until recently. When I heard it I was utterly and completely shocked! How could such an idea of casual sexual behavior have permeated our culture as such an astonishing rate. This book boldly and opening addresses this topic with the full backing of the scriptures. In the pages of this book a battle is waged against this evil thinking giving our children the power and knowledge to stand against these things. It is especially helpful that there are insights written from other teens on the topic of each chapter.Thank you Gospel Light for this review copy.