Siblings Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick, both married with children, know the challenge parents face of talking to our kids about sex. They also know that the culture we’re in requires that we intentionally educate them. Joel also talks honestly about the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a distant family member, which began around the age of 6, and the shame, confusion, and guilt it caused in his heart. Though the abuse did skew his thinking about sex, Joel tells how God renewed his mind and redeemed his pain.
Jessica Thompson has authored or coauthored several books, including the bestseller Give Them Grace. A popular conference speaker and guest blogger, Jessica resides in southern California with her husband of 21 years and her three teenage children.
Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family. He received his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California. He is the co-author of Mom, Dad . . . What’s Sex? and contributed chapters to The Sinner and Saints Devotional: 60 days in the Psalms.
Fitzpatrick lives in Southern California with his wife and their two children.