Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
An educational program was developed to discover the role of the church in promoting healthy parent/child communication about sexuality. Believing scripture affirms sexuality as a blessing from God, parents and middle school youth were recruited and led through the study. Surveys measured attitudes, opinions, and understanding of biblical knowledge, anatomy, and communication levels. After the program the families were given two months to observe parent/child communication. Final surveys indicated that the church can play an active role in promoting parent child communication about sexuality, and participants reflected a positive outcome by recommending the continuation of this program as a part of the on-going youth ministry of the church.
Hinton, Thomas Russell, "Helping the parents of middle school students communicate biblical truths of sexuality at the First Baptist Church of Lenoir, North Carolina" (2011). Divinity Projects. Paper 14.