No Ringy, No Dingy: The Time Parents Interrupted Purity Culture. When the youth pastor became too emphatic about having sex on his wedding night, we parents stepped in.
Some things must just be experienced, be they hard times like homelessness and learning from your mistakes, or questioning sexual identity. Our support during that experience can mean the key to their success or failure, even as adults.
“Your kids will always be your kids”, they told us, “no matter how old they are.” And it’s true. You never, ever stop being a parent. In our late twenties we got an inkling of this idea, when the relationship my husband had with his dad became so important. He was the idea-bouncer, the one […]