A Book List for Teens on Relationships

Here is a list of seven books on relationships, love and sex for your teenager.

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Dating Declassified: The Uncensored Truth about Dating, Friendship, and Sex

By: Jeanne Mayo, Harrison House / 2010 / Paperback
Product Description: Parents, youth leaders, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for teaching moral behavior to teens. Beyond just a system of “do’s” and “don’ts” (which teens are likely to ignore), Jeanne gets to the heart of the matter by showing the why. For this generation, the why is what counts.

Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance

By: Rebecca St. James, Thomas Nelson / 2008 / Paperback
Product Description: Everyone longs to be loved deeply by someone, as Rebecca St. James makes so clear in her hit song “Wait for Me.” In this book of the same name, she paints an appealing picture of the value of remaining sexually pure until marriage using Scripture, pop culture and her own experience as a point of reference. She also reaches out with compassion to those who have already made mistakes, relating the mercy and healing that God brings. The new edition of this bestseller includes a fresh introduction from Rebecca, journaling sections throughout the book and a study guide for personal or group use.

The Purity Code: God’s Plan for Sex and Your Body

By: Jim Burns, Bethany House / 2008 / Paperback
Product Description: Can you believe that the decisions you make today can affect you for the rest of your life? That’s why thousands of preteens and teens are committing to the Purity Code. It’s a promise to God, your family, and your future spouse to live a life of sexual integrity and purity. It might sound easy, but it actually takes an incredible amount of faith in God and a lot of self-discipline to make it work. To fully live by the Purity Code, you need to understand sex and your body. Your most embarrassing questions need honest answers to make the important decision to keep your body, mind, eyes, and heart pure.

The Bare Facts: 39 Questions Your Parents Hope You Never Ask About Sex

By: Josh McDowell, Moody Publishers / 2011 / Paperback
Product Description: Do your teens have questions about condoms, living together, raging hormones, STDs? McDowell believes that no topic is off limits—and that knowledge is the key to purity. Using relevant statistics, entertaining anecdotes, and true stories, he provides candid answers about the “facts of life” for young people who want to honor God with their bodies. 144 pages, softcover from Moody.

The Whole Guy Thing: What Every Girl Needs to Know About Crushes, Friendship, Relating, and Dating

By: Nancy Rue, ZonderKidz / 2012 / Paperback
Product Description: The Whole Guy Thing explores how you can deal with boys now and in the future, as well as create self-respect that is rooted in God’s love. Featuring relationship topics, real feedback from guys, quizzes and even advice on how to talk to your parents about dating rules and guy-girl interactions, this may be the book you’ve been waiting for.

Accept Nothing Less: God’s Best for Your Body, Mind, and Heart – eBook

By: Jim Burns, More in Pure Foundations Series
Bethany House / 2008 / ePub
Product Description: Abstinence goes well beyond sex, says Burns—it also includes chasteness of the mind and heart. Tackling hard questions that many junior high and high schoolers face, he presents a biblical foundation for what God desires for your teens, and encourages them not to settle for second best.

Every Teenager’s Little Black Book, Special Gift Edition

By: Blaine Bartel, More in Little Black Book Series
Harrison House / 2007 / Hardcover
Product Description: The Every Teenagers Little Black Book books are now available in a gift collection! Teens and adults alike love the short, simple lists and bullet points filled with humor and hard-hitting truths. These quick and powerful books are perfect for teens on-the-go and have sound, scriptural advice that will help them succeed in life. This volume contains the books Every Teenager’s Little Black Book on Cool, Little Black Book on Sex and Dating, Little Black Book on Reaching Your Dreams, and Little Black Book on Hard to Find Information.


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