The Best Secret to Keep Your Kids Healthy
Do you know the best secret to keep your kids healthy? I bet you are looking for a super health tip or maybe even an herbal remedy that will keep your kids from getting a cold or the flu.
Flu season is upon us, right? But I want to talk about an even more serious health problem than influenza. It is the risk of your child getting a sexual disease.
You may have little kids at the moment and think this doesn’t affect you. A sexual disease is probably the last thing on your mind right now. You’re just trying to keep your kids fed, clean, and alive.
The problem is that this subject is going to hit you sooner than you think. If you look at the statistics, kids are getting STD’s as young as 13.
In this post, I am going to give you the best secret to keep your kids healthy. This kind of health remedy is way more important than curing the flu.
The flu runs its course in a matter of days, but a sexual disease could stick with your child for a lifetime.
This remedy is important to start now while your kids are young so that you can prevent a sexual disease later. Let me give you the facts first so you can see how serious the problem is with our kids.
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1. 41% of teens admit to having sexual intercourse-CDC.
2. 30% of those teens surveyed have had sex in the last 3 months. And 46% of them did not use a condom the last time they had sex-CDC.
3. 1 in 4 teens will contract an STD every year.
4. 10 million new STD’s are reported each year. Those most infected are between the ages of 15-24-CDC.
5. About 80% of sexually active people are infected with an STD at some point in their lives-Teen Vogue.
6. 50% of all gonorrhea diagnosis are those between the ages of 15-24. The rate of reported gonorrhea cases increased by 15.5% for persons aged 15–19 years in 2017.
8. There is a 30% chance of picking up a sexual disease even if it’s a one-time encounter-WebMd.
19. 80% of Americans with herpes don’t know it.
10. 21% of all new HIV diagnoses are young people between age 13-24.
Kinda makes the flu look like a walk in the park. Huh?
So how do you keep your kids from being a number in one of these statistics? I would love to tell you the best secret to keep your child healthy is a certain herb, essential oils, or healthy foods, but it is not.
Preventing a sexual disease is not a physical problem so there is no physical remedy. This is a spiritual problem that calls for a spiritual remedy.
The Best Secret to Keep Kids Healthy
The best secret to keep kids healthy is to pass down a legacy of faith. A legacy of faith includes teaching abstinence.
Abstinence is the only foolproof way to keep your child safe from sickness. In order to do this, you have to have your own faith. If you don’t have a faith, then you can’t pass it down to your kids.
Your convictions will be transferred to your child whether you like it or not. If you don’t believe in the Bible and practice biblical parenting then your kids probably won’t adhere to biblical principles either.
A child with no real faith or biblical training has no reason to practice abstinence. It is too hard to wait to have sex unless there is a deep moral conviction. Peer pressure and lack of conviction will eventually win over anything you say.
The stats clearly show this.
Over the years, I have seen how families that practice faith raise kids with a strong moral compass. These kids are willing to wait until marriage because they want to be safe in multiple ways.
First of all, kids with faith realize Biblical principles will keep them out of trouble. They know having premarital sex has big consequences such as STD’s. (And now lawsuits and possible jail time for sexual misunderstandings.)
The Bible has been warning about the consequences of premarital sex for centuries. Now more than ever, they can count on it for real truth and guidance.
Second, they realize the emotional consequences of giving themselves to someone other than a spouse. There is no guarantee of loyalty or commitment. They know this is not real love, but lust. Real love waits.
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Most of all, kids who embrace a faith know they don’t want to have sex before marriage because it is wrong, and it will hurt their relationship with God.
There are serious spiritual ramifications.
I want to encourage you to consider developing your faith now. Don’t wait until you have a teen to start talking about morality and God.
It is important to plant those seeds early in your child’s heart. Preaching at them won’t work. Faith has to be a lifestyle of living biblically. It is a part of who you are as a person and a family.
A relationship with God transcends a few sex talks and a condom they probably won’t use. They may nod their heads when they are with you, but once they leave the house, you’re out of control.
This is your only real chance to keep your kids safe. Don’t let your child be another statistic. This trend needs to stop. Let it stop with you.
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