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WATCH T OWER B IBLE AND T RACT S OCIET Y OF P ENNSYLVANIA


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WATCHTOWER B IBLE AND T RACT S OCIET Y OF N EW YORK, I NC.


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OF A WORLDWIDE B IBLE E DUCATIONAL WORK

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U NLESS O THERWISE I NDICATED, S CRIPTURE Q UOTATIONS A RE F ROM THE M ODERN- L ANGUAGE N EW WORLD T RANSLATION OF THE H OLY S CRIPTURES W ITH R EFERENCES.

T HE S ECRET OF FAMILY H APPINESS

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M ADE IN THE U NITED S TATES OF A MERICA

This is particularly true when it comes to sexual matters. Parents, are you embarrassed to discuss sex with your children? Even if you are, make the eort to do so, for your young ones will surely learn about the subject from someone. If they do not learn from you, who knows what distorted information they will get? In the Bible, Jehovah does not shy away from matters of a sexual nature, and neither should parents.Proverbs 4:1-4; 5:1-21. 10 Thankfully, the Bible contains clear guidance in the area of sexual conduct, and the Watchtower Society has published much helpful information showing that this guidance still applies in the modern world. Why not make use of this help? For example, why not review with your son or daughter appropriate chapters in Volumes 1 and 2 of Questions Young People AskAnswers That Work? You may be pleasantly surprised at the results. 11 What is the most important subject that parents and children should discuss? The apostle Paul referred to it when he wrote: Go on bringing [your children] up in the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah. (Ephesians 6:4) Children need to keep learning about Jehovah. In particular, they need to learn to love him, and they should want to serve him. Here, too, much can be taught by example. If adolescents see that their parents love God with their whole heart and with their whole soul and with their whole mind and that this produces good fruits in their parents lives, they may well be inu9, 10. Why should parents make sure to instruct their children about sexual matters, and how can they do this? 11. What is a most eective way for parents to teach their children how to serve Jehovah?
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