The Story of Me
Our most important task with the young child ages three to five is to lay a spiritual and relational foundation for the child’s understanding of sexuality. God loves the human body (and the whole human person) and called it “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Children must see not only their bodies but also their sexual organs as gifts from God.
Young children can begin to develop a wondrous appreciation for God’s marvelous gift of sexuality by understanding some of the basics of human reproduction, so in this book we discuss the growth of a child inside a mother’s body and the birth process. Young children begin to develop a trust for God’s Law and to see God as a Lawgiver who has the best interests of His people at heart. God is the giver of good gifts! Finally, we want children to see families as God’s intended framework for the nurture and love of children. If you are reading with an adopted child, you’ll have an opportunity to talk about how God sometimes creates families that way. We hope you will find The Story of Me a wonderful starting point for discussing sexuality with your young child.