More Than Just the Talk


"In a world full of explicit lies, today's kids need parents who aren't afraid to tell them the explicit truth. This book provides them with the tools they need."
-Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling Author of Have a Happy Family by Friday

"In a world full of explicit lies, today's kids need parents who aren't afraid to tell them the explicit truth. This book provides parents with the tools they need to have these candid and continual conversations."
-Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a Happy Family by Friday

"This book pulls no punches. But it will give you exactly what you need to walk alongside your kids at this time when they most need it."
-Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher, speaker, bestselling author of For Parents Only

"This book helps you overcome the (guaranteed) awkwardness of conversations, and provides both tools AND motivation. I wish every parent would read it."
-Scott Rubin, director of middle school ministry, Willow Creek Community Church

"Kids need parents who are educated, aware, and relevant when it comes to sex. Thankfully, Jonathan McKee gives us powerful, poignant, and practical tools to help us win in this delicate and scary parenting arena. Read this and gain hope and confidence."
-Doug Fields, youth pastor for thirty years at Saddleback & Mariners Church, speaker, author of 50+ books including 7 Ways to Be Her Hero

"Jonathan McKee is one of America’s premier youth specialists, and this book will help you navigate the rough waters of teaching your kids healthy sexuality. There are some shocking but true statistics in this book to help you do your job. It’s a very good read and can help your kids make good decisions about their sexuality for their lives now and their future."
- Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord and author of The Purity Code and How God Makes Babies

"So many books on this topic are written by people who don’t actually interact with real teenagers. But McKee is a practitioner first, a frontline youth worker with current and regular interactions with Christian teenagers wrestling with the intersection of their faith and their sexuality. Never condescending to teenagers or parents, Jon brings his blunt and honest writing style to a subject I wish more parents were talking about with their teens."
- Mark Oestreicher, partner, The Youth Cartel and author, A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teenage Brains and several other books for parents

"Jonathan McKee's book helps us to remember that ‘the talk’ is a myth at best, and a terrible strategy at worst. A lifestyle of preparation, a strategic series of discussions, and a proactive commitment to conversation is what our kids need, and this book will help any parent to walk with their kids in confidence."
- Chap Clark, professor of youth, family and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Jonathan McKee empowers parents with extreme hope and practical help to connect with their teens about this important subject. The valuable tools found in More Than Just The Talk are both profound and engaging, helping us keep current in our conversations with our kids! This is a powerful resource for parents, mentors, and pastors who value authentic family life and refuse to settle for surface relationships."
- Bob and Audrey Meisner, bestselling authors, Marriage Under Cover and TV hosts, My New Day

"Our kids have questions about sex—lots of them. But who can they go to for truth? Answer: YOU! Parents have the greatest influence on their children’s lives, and next to leading them to faith in Christ, it’s your job to help them set godly standards for sex and relationships. This book delivers. It takes the stress out of otherwise awkward conversations and shows you how to make ‘the talk’ an ongoing, healthy dialogue."
- Michael Ross, bestselling author and a former youth editor at Focus on the Family

"Jonathan McKee provides clarity and practical knowledge so that you and I can do more than just give a nervous 'talk' to our kids; we can be loving and consistent parents for them as well."
-Terry Linhart, PhD, educator, author, Bethel College--Indiana

"Parents must help their teenagers navigate a sexually charged, often misinformed world by establishing regular open dialogue. In More Than Just The Talk Jonathan McKee provides excellent discussion starters and a framework for rooting these conversations of faith and sexuality between parents and their teenagers in their shared faith in Jesus"
- Adam McLane, partner, The Youth Cartel and coauthor, A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media

The old ways of having the "sex talk" just won't cut it anymore. Sadly, the number one place today's young people go to for answers about sex is Google. Meanwhile, kids view nearly 14,000 sexual references a year on television, and 70 percent of teenagers have encountered pornography on the Internet. If we want our children to know the truth about healthy sexuality, we need to create a comfortable climate of continual conversations.

Jonathan McKee will show you how to move beyond the initial awkwardness of this subject into an ongoing communication with your kids about God's amazing gift of sex. He equips you with what you need to talk openly about dating, temptation, porn, and purity, and you will find answers to tough questions and relevant Scripture on sexual issues.