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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

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


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).