After a coming of age weekend away with my daughter, I wanted to provide a mom’s review of Passport 2 Purity (“Passport to Purity” for those searching because they heard about it by word of mouth and didn’t know to search with a 2 in the title.)
I blinked, and suddenly I have a tween.
OK – It didn’t quite happen like that for me. People always told me, “It goes by so fast.” I feel the years ticking away now, but for me the baby, toddler and preschool years felt like watching a sloth move across the jungle. Will it ever end?
The beginning years, for me were a challenge. The days were long. Weeks were long. Years were even longer. You can read more about my struggles here.
We have hit a new milestone though. My baby is a tween. She is 11 years old and in the 6th grade. I see her maturing and growing, and I am encouraged. She is turning into a beautiful young lady, and I cannot wait to see how the Lord continues to grow her.
We have talked about sex with her before using “The Talk,” which was a great resource. However, I wanted a weekend away to really go more into depth into discussions on the changes she will be going through in the teen years.
What is Passport 2 Purity?
Passport 2 Purity is a Christian CD series put out by Family Life. The talks on the CDs introduce the concepts of peer pressure, puberty, sex and how that relates to our relationship with God and each other.
The Passport 2 Purity series is intended for use during a weekend getaway with your child. It has a program track for both a mother and daughter or a father and son trip.
The getaway kit includes a five session CD series, a journal and a parent guide.
The parent guide gives you all the information needed to put together object lessons that go along with the teaching. It also provides discussion questions. You can buy a pre-assembled activity kit as well (more about that later).
How long is the Passport 2 Purity CD series? If you were to do the entire five sessions, including the optional part of session 4, it will take 4 1/2 hours or more. There is a slight time variation between boys and girls.
As you are preparing for time, do not forget there are object lessons, discussion times and provision for kids to take notes, answer questions or write in their Passport 2 Purity journal. This definitely adds more time into your P2P experience.
A Mom’s Review of Passport 2 Purity
Note: This is my review. I was not given this program nor am I being paid by Family Life for my thoughts. I’m just a mom who went on a Passport 2 Purity weekend with my daughter.
In preparation for this trip, I listened to all the CD’s ahead of time, while also looking at the object lessons. After previewing the content of the Passport 2 Purity curriculum, I felt both confident and equipped moving forward in planning a weekend away with my pre-teen daughter.
The Content of Passport 2 Purity
Session 1: Beginning the Journey – While a little hokey and maybe too immature for your older kids, the journey begins with a little audio drama about kids going on a treasure hunt.
The whole point of the first session is that in life you need a map (the Bible), a compass (Jesus) and a guide (your parents) to help you along the paths of life. These three components can help direct kids in positive ways and avoid the pitfalls that are set to trap us during the adolescent years.
While some of it was cheesy, I did feel it entered into the discussion in a light-hearted, not-intimidating and intentional way.
Session 2: Running with the Herd – This was one of my favorite sessions. It discusses the reality of peer pressure. The talks, examples and questions really demonstrate the reality of peer pressure that we will face our entire lives.
Kids are encouraged to make decisions ahead of time about how they will respond when faced with different types of peer pressure.
Session 3: Ready for an Upgrade – This is a session where there is a disc for the boys and a separate one for the girls.
For the girls, the disc discusses the changes that will occur as a girl makes the transition to becoming a woman. It discusses growing breasts, growing hair, getting a period and hormonal changes.
I appreciated the discussion about how girls each change and develop in their own way and in their own time, encouraging girls to be kind to one another while trying to avoid the comparison game.
The second part of session 3 talks about sex. The mechanics of it are explained and discussed. I do think a drawing of the reproductive organs would have been helpful, but you can always looks for those online too.
Not only were the mechanics of it discussed, but also some of the deeper issues regarding sexuality. Why was sex created? It was created for reproduction, pleasure and to bring us closer to our spouse. How was sex intended? Sex is intended for enjoyment within marriage. It is a gift.
Session 4: Le Pure – This session encourages both boys and girls to understand the progression of sexual relations and make a decision about where to draw the line sexually.
Passport 2 Purity takes a very conservative approach to where to draw that line, but also encourages kids to talk to their parents about where the line should be drawn.
One of the big points in Passport 2 Purity is to make decisions about these big areas of life before you are put in the situation.
Session 5: Crossing the Date Line – Session 5 encourages kids to take a different approach to dating. It talks about some of the risks of becoming overly exclusive with one particular individual during the teenage years.
It encourages kids to be active, engaged with peer groups and willing to serve in order to stay busy.
The thought is that when you are idle you have more time to fall into some of the traps of sexuality and other temptations that young adults face.
Thoughts on the Content
I felt like the content was very appropriate for kids age 10+, depending on maturity level.
There is an optional addition to the sex talk that addresses pornography, same sex attraction and current sexual trends like sexting and oral sex.
Personally, I believe these are extremely important and relevant topics. I included them in our weekend because I want to be able to discuss these hard issues openly with my child.
Passport 2 Purity takes a very conservative approach to dating and sexuality. I’m pretty conservative myself, but I had a pretty open talk with my kids about how my ideas might differ from the speakers.
For example, P2P promotes waiting until the wedding day to have your first kiss. If my child chose to do that, yay for them. I can see the benefits, and I wouldn’t discourage this choice. However, that wouldn’t be where I would say the line needs to be drawn.
I openly talked with my child about this, and the P2P program allows room for looking at the different stages from hand holding to sex. We discussed the different temptations at the different stages.
I love that Passport 2 Purity asks the child to make these decisions before they come across the situation.
That said, my 11 year old could not relate at all to ever wanting to be physical with someone. You ask her to not kiss until she is married, and she would respond, “No problem! I can make that commitment.”
Well, it’s just not as easy to make that decision once the hormones kick in and you meet that guy that you want so badly to like you back.
So, while I appreciate P2P wanting our kids to make the decisions they do early on, I don’t believe my daughter was ready to make some of the choices being asked of her.
I do think the weekend and the program really open doors to communication that need to continue throughout the growing-up years. When my daughter starts to have the deeper sexual feelings and temptations, that seems a more feasible time to try and take a stance.
With most teachings, I believe this program can be done really well or really poorly by parents. We need to avoid being legalistic.
The unique thing about Christianity, compared to other religions, is that our favor with God (or favor with the universe) is not based on what we do. So many think they need to become good or do a bunch of “religion” to approach God. Not true.
The Bible clearly teaches, “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a Gift of God – not by works so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9.
This topic of sex and purity can be so important and so scary in our parental minds (oh trust me I can relate) that we can treat it as the end all be all. The end all be all is really recognizing we sin and are in need of a Savior. This Savior is Jesus Christ, and his grace abounds.
Knowing this doesn’t make us want to start or continue sinning. Rather, his overflowing love and mercy makes us want to follow his ways and teachings, even in the area of sexuality. We obey because we trust God’s goodness and know He wants the best for us.
In doing this purity weekend with your children, the above needs to be clear so that our kids don’t flee from a loving Savior because there is guilt or shame in their lives.
Another important discussion topic is that we don’t stand in judgment over others. Yes, we can hold our close Christian friends accountable to the Word of God in a loving way. However, it’s not our place to think of ourselves as better than others.
Christians should be the most humble people out there because we recognize our own sin and need of a Savior. We sometimes get this wrong, and I apologize to people that have been harmed by that.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven” – Luke 6:37
Variety Makes it Work
This is a comprehensive program with a lot of content.
Plan a long weekend, with lots of breaks and exciting buffers.
What Passport 2 Purity does really well is offer a variety of forms of communication.
They have little dramas mixed in with straight forward, adult-like conversations.
Personal testimonies are paired next to music aimed to highlight key scripture.
There is storytelling and time for personal reflection through both conversation and journal writing.
Great object lessons are interspersed throughout the teaching.
The variety makes the whole thing work and not feel so incredibly overwhelming.
All that said, while I liked the variety, there some cheesy elements to the presentations. The sound effects, goofy voices, and just OK music might appeal to some, but my daughter and I just looked at each other and made a weird face about the corny parts. I suppose that lightened the load a bit.
Much of the presentation was done with sophistication. It’s just that some of the story telling was over the top hokey.
Planning Your Passport 2 Purity Weekend
The parent guide provided has a lot of ideas to make the weekend meaningful and effective, but I want to give you some more advice.
Plan a long weekend. We did Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. We started in the car on the way there. We ended in the car after we left the hotel.
I felt as though we were pounding it out and spending a lot of time in the hotel. I wish we had more time.
I think ideally you’d actually have a Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon so that you can fit all the content in while having plenty of down time.
I would also buffer your weekend with lots of fun activities to do in the location you have chosen. I’ll share more about our weekend at the end of the post.
It’s a lot of content, but I encourage you to listen to the content beforehand to mentally prepare yourself and figure out how you want to personally address the topics. Think of your own life and personal experiences. Reflect on your regrets and your victories. Sprinkle those in as appropriate and be prepared to answer questions.
I loved becoming familiar with the object lessons beforehand also.
The Amazon reviews for the pre-packaged activity kit weren’t great (dried out Play-Doh, flimsy puzzle, etc.). I was glad I assembled the kits on my own. It is not hard nor is it expensive to do.
Making the activity bags feel more like gifts helped my daughter stay engaged and looking forward to what was coming next.
I put each activity together in a labeled gift bag with tissue paper. These remained on the counter until we it was time, and then she got to reach in and remove the contents of the bag.
Activity Kit Shopping List
- 2 Puzzles – One More Simple Puzzle and One Harder Puzzle
- You need a timer, but I just used my phone
Note: The activity guide will tell you how to set this up. I set it up a bit different. I put a candy bar prize in the middle for whoever accomplished the most pieces. However, I also made a prize for her if she was able to stay cool and calm and not freak out about how unfair things were. This prize was the game Exploding Kittens, which we ended up playing throughout the weekend. I bought this game because her puzzle was an Exploding Kittens Puzzle.
- Box of Matches
- Drinking Glass
- Latex Balloon
- Place to Fill the Balloon with Water
- Stick Pin
Some Extra Advice
I would highly recommend preparing your child ahead of time rather than trapping him or her after the weekend begins. There was conversation ahead of time saying that we were going to be having a fun weekend together, but we were also going to be talking about becoming a woman and sex (she already knew that term).
I had talked to someone who did the program with her parents and felt more like a bait and switch – “My word, I thought I was going on this fun weekend with my mom and now we are stuck in a hotel listening to topics I have no desire to discuss.” Try and avoid that.
I had some snacks, drinks and treats available to pull out when needed. We did take food breaks, but it helped to have some munchies around.
The first activity had puzzles. I LOVED having these available. I was super thankful our hotel room had a large table where we could do the puzzles. This kept our hands busy while we were listening. Having something like a puzzle or coloring book to do helps maintain focus toward the end of the disc series is extremely helpful.
I also loved having the content on my phone. Disc number 8 provides an MP3 version. We put this in my Dropbox. It allowed us to easily listen in the car or hotel room. This also allowed for either of us to pause the audio to ask a question, provide clarification or insert our own thoughts or experiences.
What Our Passport to Purity Weekend Looked Like
Our trip was planned in our own stomping grounds – Seattle. We live about an hour away from this city. I presented some trip destinations that weren’t too crazy far away, and Seattle was her choice.
Saturday morning we woke up and hit the road. As we got in the car I handed her the first gift bag, which contained her P2P journal and a set of pens. She loves pens!
On the way to Starbucks, where we would be eating breakfast, I played the “Beginning the Journey” portion of session 1.
At that first stop we brought in the Activity 1 gift bag. We sat and did the first puzzle activity in Starbucks and discussed it.
Next, we jumped in the car and listened to the second disc, “Running with the herd.” This took us to our hotel destination in Seattle.
Once we got to the hotel, she was anxious to do the next activity bag project titled “Mixing Friends.”
She wanted to plug ahead, so we did half of the “Ready for an Upgrade” session.
It became obvious when it was time for a break and some lunch. We went down to the Seattle waterfront. She didn’t have an interest in the ferris wheel, and she had already done “Soaring over Washington” with her grandpa. We settled on some arcade games at one of the piers.
Next, we would travel through the gum wall up to the Pike Place Market. We did the market together, making sure to hit the magic store (something I loved doing as a kid) and the sweet shop to buy something for dad.
Girlfriend wanted hamburgers for lunch, so that’s what we did next.
She was then ready to head back to the hotel to tackle the sex talk. I’m glad we had this sex talk again (remember we had already told her the basics) because apparently there was some confusion that needed clarification on this weekend away.
She didn’t look forward to these talks, but they were good, important and fruitful.
The evening was full of time at the pool, Exploding Kittens, Thai food and the Lion King.
The Lion King was a surprise event for the weekend, and it did not disappoint. She was so incredibly excited. As she has been sharing about the weekend with others, this is the first thing she mentions.
I encourage you to have one big highlight. For us, it was musical theatre. For you, it might look different – a shopping trip, snow skiing, a beach day, a fishing trip, go-carts, or a spa date. Give your child something that will feel special to them and the unique way they were created.
The next day we woke up and had donuts at the market.
It was then back to the hotel room for the optional talk (pornography, same sex attraction and sexual experimentation) and then the “Crossing the Date Line” session. It was then time to check out of the hotel room, so we had to finish that last disc on our drive to shopping at University Village.
We had lunch and more games there. The final Seattle event was the Chihuly Garden of Glass, which was enchanting.
The final destination was dinner with dad. I tried to make this weekend all about her and her likes. I would have liked to end at a special restaurant, but she just wanted casual pizza, so that’s what we did.
We had purchased her a necklace with her middle name, Faith, on it. That has double significance. We decided against a purity ring at this time, but we wanted a special memento to stay with her as a reminder about our time together.
She was able to tell her dad about the weekend, and I was happy that she was willing to communicate some of what the Passport 2 Purity content was about. The object lessons were great starting points to discussing main concepts with him.
Addressing Concerns with the Passport 2 Purity Program
I read some reviews online, which presented concerns about the program. I thought it might be helpful to address those.
Concern: One concerns was with that there was a disparity between what was being taught to the boys vs. the girls about things like masturbation or pornography.
Reply: I didn’t listen to the boys version. It is correct that masturbation was not talked about with the girls. If a parent feels the need to talk about this with the girls, there is space to do so. Pornography is definitely an issue facing all of our kids today. This is addressed in the optional girls portion of session 4. Session 4 also addresses the modern issues of sexting, sexual experimentation and social media. I have the “third edition” or P2P, which is obviously more current than maybe some online had experienced.
Concern: It was boring.
Reply: I didn’t find that to be the case with my daughter. The delivery had enough variety and activities to keep her engaged.
Concern: This is used as a shaming tool.
Reply: I didn’t really feel like this, but I took time to emphasize some important points that may have only been touched upon by the Raimeys.
The program emphasized that sex is beautiful and is designed to be within the context of marriage. There were a couple times it was said that God is a God of forgiveness and grace. It’s never too late to make the right choice, even if you have crossed these boundaries already.
It addresses sexual abuse briefly, encouraging kids to come forward and have no shame about what was done to them against their will.
I made sure to look at my daughter and say, “God loves. I love you. We want what is best for you. If you go down a different road, I will still love you. God will still love you. He just wants a relationship with you. Whatever choices you make here, I want you to be able to talk about it with us and know that God’s mercy abounds.”
Concern: Presents girls as “damaged goods” if they lose their virginity.
Reply: They shared testimony of women who had sex, had regrets and then made different decisions down the road. Forgiveness in this area was also discussed.
This particular Amazon review said that girls who had sex were like a “used match.” There is the match object lesson, but the point of the lesson was that virginity is something you lose once. I don’t think it said the girls were worthless – just that you can’t get your virginity back.
This reviewer also didn’t like the leaky balloon object lesson. The point of that object lesson is that every sexual act outside of marriage takes away part of your innocence and purity. There was part of that object lesson that sat weird with me too because I never want my daughter to feel like a deflated balloon with holes, even if she makes different choices. This was when I really made sure that my daughter understood that this is just talking about her innocence, not her value or worth.
Concern: Sex is presented in a negative light.
Reply: I think the program did a good job of showing that sex is designed, beautiful and meant for our pleasure. There are ways in our society that sex has been perverted. Many just don’t believe that and believe we need more sexual expression and “freedom.”
Entertain me for one moment. What would be eliminated if we followed God’s plan to keep sex within marriage? Unwanted pregnancies, rape, child molestation, STDs, regrets, sexual slavery in our world, affairs, prostitution, sexual addiction are the main things that come to mind. The #MeToo movement wouldn’t even need to exist.
I do believe that in the area of sexuality God is protecting us with His standards. It may seem too conservative for you, but I do believe God’s ideas about sex within a marriage are good and what offer true freedom in this area of sexuality.
I am aware that’s not what the world teaches. It’s not what the media is going to tell you, but I believe sex within marriage is God’s design.
The Bottom Line
Here you have A Mom’s Review of Passport 2 Purity. I believe the Passport 2 Purity weekend is a great way to discuss important topics with your children.
It opens the door to discussion, and they get to hear about sex from you rather than their peers or the media. This provides a Christ-centered point of view that can ground them in this area.
The program is engaging, although it can feel daunting at times because it is a lot of content. Provide breaks and activities to look forward to throughout the weekend.
Although the P2P program takes a very conservative stance, the Rainey’s are constantly pointing the child back to their parent as a guide, which gives some flexibility to talk about the subject further.
I love the goals to have kids make up decisions about temptations beforehand. How will you handle a situation when your friends ask you watch a movie that just doesn’t feel right? What will you do when you are asked to make-out with that guy at a party? What will your decisions be about sex and where to draw the line? How will you handle peer pressure around alcohol?
That said, my daughter wasn’t finding any of this sex talk appealing or tempting. I assured her these feelings would change as her hormones kicked in.
As I see her interest in sexuality develop, I will continue to have these conversations. I, quite frankly, don’t want her to set in stone, at 11, that she will not kiss a guy until she is walking down the aisle. I want her to draw a line, but might just not see the line in the same location as the P2P program.
My daughter might make the decision to not kiss until she is married in her teen years, which would be just fine. I just don’t know that she’s ready to make it now as it all sounds disgusting to her now. I did assure her it’s not disgusting. She’s not sold on that…yet.
Overall, I recommend this program as a good tool for Christian parents to start and continue to conversations about sex.
In a world that is dying to tell your children about sexuality, it is great to have a program that directs them back to Jesus as well as points them to their parents, who have wisdom and experience in this area.
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Thank you so much! I’m planning to do this with my daughter soon and this was just the information I needed!
So glad this was helpful. I hope you two have a fabulous time together!
Thank you sooo much for this review!! It is so thorough and helps me with planning my P2P wknd with my 11 yr old here coming up in 3 weeks!! God bless you all!!
I’m so happy to help. It was such an important and special weekend, and I was so glad to be able to share about our experience. Have a great time together!
Thank you for your sharing. My husband and I are going to do this program soon. I found it helpful. I really like your photos and links. Your schedule and activities were fun filled. We also reviewed your photos while we shopped at Walmart, checking out things for the projects. It was a great analysis.
Thanks so much. I’m so glad this review is helping others know how to plan for a really great weekend. Hoping your time is fabulous. It can feel awkward at times for your kids, but it’s so great to start the dialogue and communicate openly on this topic. I appreciate you taking the time to make this a priority.
Thank you SO much for taking the time to publish this information. Was VERY helpful with putting together our weekend. Many blessings and appreciate your time!
So glad to help. I hope you have an amazing weekend together. It’s a pretty meaningful time!
This was a great review!! Thank u! I have 4 daughters, yet my first one just turned 10! So planning out our first weekend!
So glad to help. I hope you have a wonderful time together. It’s such an important topic to do well, and I was so grateful for this resource and the open dialogue it creates.
This was so helpful! I’m taking my daughter next weekend and was feeling a little overwhelmed… until I found your post! Now I’m feeling excited and grateful for the opportunity! Also, thanks for the Amazon links !
I’m so glad! How did it go? I’d love to hear about your experience, and it would probably be super helpful to others too.
Thank you so much for this thorough review of P2P. I am interested in planning a P2P weekend for my 10 year old daughter. Do you think the P2P content could be split into two weekends?
Thanks for being here and asking. Yes, I definitely think it could be split into two weekends. It might give some breathing room for the heavy topic. I’d still encourage you to make one of the weekends more special. I hope it goes well!
Thank you for your review. I was a bit overwhelmed thinking about how to plan for the weekend with my daughter but after reading your post I feel less stress and looking forward to make plan for this special weekend. However, I meet a mom who did the P2P a few years ago, nd she said she had the weekend with her daughter and her daughter’s bestfriend and parent. It turned out wonderful. Would you recommend doing this with her friend and parent?
So glad you found my review and thought it was helpful. Interesting thought about doing it with another family. I had never considered that. I think it could be OK, depending on the dynamics. I think I would recommend having your own rooms to discuss things not as a group and then just coming together for more the light hearted fun stuff. 🙂 Have a great time with your daughter.
Thank you for your review. I look forward to going through this program with my two boys.
I hope it goes really well. Maybe you could check back and weigh in on the comments after so we know your experience on the boy side of things. 🙂 Thanks for being a dad that invests!
Thank you so much for this review, it was just what I was looking for! I have been concerned about finding the right resources to help guide our conversations with our three girls. Trying to find something that doesn’t treat sex as an all-you-can-eat buffet, but that doesn’t leave you stuck in an overly conservative box is challenging. I really appreciated the thoroughness of your review.
Thank you so much. I’m so glad you found this review helpful!
A great review and super helpful! I’ve done the weekend with my oldest daughter and I’m planning on doing it with my twins girls soon. My question is what would make a special gift that is not jewelry… My twins are more sporty and would not wear jewelry. I’m having a hard time coming up with something special that they would like.
So glad this was helpful. You ask a good question, and I’m seriously a horrible gift giver, so I’m not quite sure. One thought is to let them pick out a memento on your trip if you travel to someplace like a city, reminding them that you want it to remind you of your time together and what it meant. Other thoughts I have include: a Bible with their name on it or word art for their wall. If one enjoys writing, you could do a beautiful, leather-bound, personalized journal. I did a quick online search and saw that you could personalize a compass, which is kind of cool Found here – https://www.personalizationmall.com/ – That site actually has so much, so maybe poke around there to find things that might fit their personalities. Hope that helps. Have a great weekend.
Any recommendations for families who are not able to travel? There are plenty of folks limited by physical issues, covid, and/or financial restraints. How could I do the weekend if we need to stay over at our home but could do some local area outings? Thanks.
Thanks for the question. I think the most challenging part of it is making sure you have a special space with uninterrupted one on one time. It might be fun to make one of the rooms really special for your “time away.” I think blowing up air mattresses or hanging fairy lights or building a fort in a room to have sleepovers together would be a way to make it feel different and memorable. I hope that helps.
My wife and I have used Passport2Purity for two of our five children thus far. We were very pleased with the program. In addition to the points you made, I really appreciated the program’s push for opening dialogue with the parents and seeking to be a glue for that rather than a wedge. I have had to continue to bring up the topics from time to time to refresh and keep the dialogue open. We did the program a couple years ago with them and I feel we are still reaping the benefits, now that they are teenagers. Any program has weaknesses or things we would like to be different, but I plan on using this program for our remaining three children.
Thanks so much for giving your thoughts and review on the program too. The more people comment, the more helpful it is for those considering. You are so right about keeping the dialogue open. This isn’t a one and done. I love to hear that it continues to keep doors open with your teenagers. Blessings!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! It was so helpful to read. I have a soon-to-be 12 year old daughter and was debating between whether, for our first real talk about sex, to use P2P or “The Talk” book you had first used with your daughter. It’s impossible to get away for a weekend during this pandemic. We will likely need to base ourselves at home.
Wanted to ask your thoughts on what the differences were between the two resources and if you could choose only one, which would it be? Or would you recommend using both as you did?Thanks again for any help you can give. I do appreciate it!
I hear you. I have exactly the same – a soon to be 12 year old. I would have normally taken her on the P2P weekend by now, but because of the pandemic feel halted. What I did is the “The Talk” with her. It’s a pretty thin curriculum and easy to get through…not too expensive either. I still plan to do the weekend because I think the P2P curriculum is good, and I think a special weekend away with a lot of conversation helps solidify the concepts and deepen the conversation. I hope that helps.
Thank you so much for your review, I am planning on doing this program with my son next month and was looking for an unbiased review. Loved the details that you provided and things that you modified to fit your family.
Thanks so much. I’m so glad it was helpful. Blessings on your time together, and thank you for being an intentional dad. 🙂
This a great and comprehensive review. Thank you! I’m planning on doing this with my daughter in a couple of months but I have 2 questions: 1) She’s 13 and we’ve had the sex talk and the menstruation talk years ago (she started menstruating at 10). 2) How does the series approach homosexuality? I ask because we have a dear family member who is bisexual and if this comes out saying it’s wrong and an abomination, it will totally turn her off.
That’s a really good question. My stupid aging brain cannot remember. I believe they talked about sex within the confines of marriage, but I don’t remember the exact details about how they addressed homosexuality. I would encourage you to preview the content to figure out what things could be worded differently. I remember talking with my daughter about ways that maybe my opinions differed from the content. Sorry I don’t remember more on that topic. It’s such an important and relevant one to handle with truth and grace in our talk. I hope you your time together goes really well.
Thank you so much for this. Very helpful and practical as I plan my weekend with my daughter.
So glad to help. I hope you have a wonderful time together!
Thanks so much for this post. I am taking my 12 year old daughter at the end of month and I was struggling with a gift. The place we are going has a lot of shops and one of them is a glass blowing shop. I thought maybe I would let her pick something out from there. I really appreciated what you added about making sure you convey that if your child “messes up” that above all God desires a relationship with them. I have added extra notes in the parent book to make sure that I stress these things during those sessions. I was worried about coming across as too legalistic and your blog is helping me strike a better balance.
So happy that you found this helpful, especially with leading with grace and focusing on our relationship with God. I hope you have an amazing trip together.
Thank you for this detailed review!!! I’m considering buying this program, and this was way better than any information found online anywhere…thanks!
So glad to help. I hope you have a wonderful time in these sometimes awkward but really good and important conversations.
My daughter is 14 1/2. Is it too late for this particular kit?
I don’t think so. I think it is great to engage again and again, and I still think this can be used as a tool. You might want to read through the materials and adapt for an older audience. I, too, have a 14 1/2 year old, and I would talk to her different than I talk to my 12 year old.
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my question, Jodi. I went ahead and bought the Passport to Purity, along with the ‘kit’, and am taking her away for a few days on Spring Break to engage us both in some deep conversations and fun. Happy New Year!