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Your Questions on Sex, Teens and Marital Prospects

“Just wait until you get married, you’ll drive each other crazy.”

“Just wait until that baby is a toddler throwing tantrums, you’ll long for the sleepless newborn nights!”

“Just wait until your energetic third-grader is a surly teenager, you’ll crave flag football and trampoline parks.”

Sound familiar? Sometimes, when we seek advice or empathy around family life, we’re met with a cynical response that things are only going to get worse. But does that have to be the case? Or can family life be joyful in each season?

As a new year begins, many of you have written in with questions for Russell Moore about home life and relationships. From parenting to marriage to a biblical view of sex, this episode offers wisdom and insight into all things family.

Listen in for thoughtful responses from Russell and producer Ashley Hales to questions including:

  • What are some resources a mother could give her daughter whose boyfriend senses that he has a calling to become a pastor?
  • How can Christians develop a better understanding of the nature of sex and sexual ethics as they relate to practical decisions like family planning and contraception?
  • What can couples do when they start to feel like their love for each other is growing cold?
  • How can parents of impressionable, sensitive children care for them well in community environments that promote dangerous ideals like Christian nationalism?
  • What is Russell’s favorite thing about raising teenagers and young-adult children?

Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to [email protected]

Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at

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“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today

Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper

Host: Russell Moore

Producer: Ashley Hales

Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps

CT Administration: Christine Kolb

Social Media: Kate Lucky

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens

Production Assistance: coreMEDIA

Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu

Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort

Video Producer: John Roland

Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).