Sex Matters (Paperback)

    Sex Matters (Paperback)

    Jonathan McKee
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    The unedited truth about sex

    • Is hooking up really wrong?
    • What about living together if you have fallen in love?
    • If the Bible bans sex before marriage . . . is everything else fair game?
    • What about same-sex relationships? Since when does God deny any kind of true love?

    Great questions . . . but who has the answers?

    Our culture creates much confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it's difficult to know who's telling the truth. On one hand, when you read your Bible or go to church, you hear how God's design is to wait for sex and save that kind of intimacy for marriage. But on the other hand, when you go to school, turn on the TV, or listen too many of the songs on your favorite playlists . . . they say quite the opposite. Naturally, this makes many of us wonder. Who's right? Sex seems fun. How can something so natural be off-limits?

    In Sex Matters, Jonathan McKee tackles all of these questions, giving you the frank, unvarnished truth about sex--regardless how awkward or embarrassing.


    “Just don't do it' isn't enough. Let's face it. Today's young people chronically encounter sexually charged images and messages, but rarely hear the whole story. They are looking for real answers to tough questions, and Sex Matters isn't afraid to tell them the unedited truth. Every teenager with an Internet connection or a phone in their pocket needs to read this book!” - Doug Fields, co-founder of, youth pastor for thirty years at Saddleback & Mariners Church, speaker, and author of 50+ books including 7 Ways to Be Her Hero

    “As a youth pastor I'm so grateful for Jonathan and his straightforward, honest approach to sexuality and the pressures facing students today. The topics addressed and the real-life case studies hit to the heart of where kids are today. This isn't a sanitized, Christianized, moralized 'just say no' approach but a practical approach to what's really pressuring kids today with biblical wisdom for how to succeed. This is one book that every parent, student, and youth pastor needs on their shelf. Sex Matters has been added to my short list of books every parent and student needs to read before leaving middle school . . . yup, middle school.” - Pete Sutton, director of student ministry and middle school pastor, Christ Community Church, St. Charles, Illinois

    “This could be the most honest and relevant book available for teenagers in your ministry. I wish I had something this honest and helpful in my hands when I was a teenager.” - Brooklyn Lindsey, youth minister, Nazarene Youth International and ReThink Group; author of 99 Thoughts for Junior High and Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel

    “There are a lot of potentially embarrassing questions that rattle around the minds of many Christian teenagers when it comes to sex (How far is too far? Is masturbation a sin? Stuff like that). Using powerful stories, eye-opening facts, and surprisingly blunt biblical truth, Jonathan McKee answers these kinds of tough questions with the right mix of truth and grace. He gives teenagers a clear path to living a pure life in a sex-saturated world. Get it, read it, and learn how to let your life and light shine in the darkness.” - Greg Stier, president, Dare 2 Share (

    About the Author

    Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than a dozen books, including Sex Matters, Get Your Teenager Talking, and The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. He also writes about parenting and youth culture while providing free resources at Jonathan, his wife, Lori, and their three kids live in Northern California.