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Do Your Kids Know That Jesus Was Born to a Virgin?

We were driving to our family Christmas party this weekend and along the way the subject came up about Jesus Virgin birth.  My 15 year old daughter pipes up and says “What?  How can that happen?  Didn’t Mary and Joseph have sex?”

Are you kidding me??!! 

Christmas Sheppard and boy



Why in the world doesn’t my FIFTEEN year old know that Jesus was born to a virgin???

We talked about it for a bit, then the subject was dropped. 

But me..I was dumbfounded..and so was my husband..

How can a faithful church going family, a family that lives out their faith to best of their ability, a family that reads and teaches the Word of God… have a 15 year old that does not even know that Jesus was born to a virgin?!

It bothered me for days…I kept seeking the Lord about this.. “where did we go wrong on this?”  “Why didn’t she know?”  Is it hormones and she just plain forgot? LOL

Then God..in His most amazing way showed me something so special…

Think about this..

When our children are young..real young.. How much do we talk about being a virgin and what that means.  I mean who wants to start up that conversation?!  We try so hard to keep our children innocent and hearts pure in this crazy world.  Even when we read scripture about the virgin birth..do we go into details about what that means…nope

These are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus Christ: His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 1:18 NLT

God just showed me that we just never went back to this subject of Jesus birth to a virgin.  Of course we spoke all the time about his birth..but to have a conversation at age 15 about the amazing miracle of Jesus birth..well..I hung my head low.

Of course the timing of these things are yours and yours alone..but make sure your kids know..Maybe before they are 15! LOL

Know of this amazing miracle..of God’s amazing Love and Sacrifice of coming to earth for us..as a human..He did it just for us..His prize.

The most amazing part about this experience is this.. I don’t have to be the perfect Mom/Parent.  I can count on God to cover my back and bring about the things that matter most…in His time.  I can rest in His grace..thank goodness!

and I hope you can too Smile

I would love to hear about some of the things that have taken you aback in your parenting!  Just so I don’t feel so bad! LOL



Linking up with: Family Fun Friday, Hope in Every Season, Grace at Home, Thrive at Home, Proverbs 31, Hearts for Home, Thriving Thursdays, From House to Home, Womanhood With Purpose, Faith Filled Friday

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  1. I love how you shared this story! Precious. I have a million stories like this, because Lord knows I am not a perfect mom. However, I am the perfect mom for my kids…right? God knows what He is doing. 😉

    1. Oh I’m so glad Colleen! LOL It’s just such a funny thing isn’t it! I’m so glad that God has our back! LOL You are definitely right..we are the perfect parent for our kids! I pray you will have a very blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

  2. Hello! I stumbled onto your blog through Faith Filled Friday and your post made me laugh. I’m not a parent but I’ve been a Sunday School teacher for over 10 years and some of the things kids say still knock me off my feet. You’re not alone 🙂

    1. LOL Thank you Anna! I bet you definitely hear a lot! Thank you for stopping by to encourage me! Have a blessed Christmas!

  3. It’s so easy to see how that could happen! When I read the title, I thought, “Of course my child doesn’t know Jesus was born of a Virgin (tho she does call Mary “The Virgin Mary”!) – because she doesn’t know what a Virgin IS yet!” but I’ll have to remember to tell her before she’s 15 ; )

    This reminds me of a friend who grew up in NYC. She said when she was 15, she was driving with her parents out in the country & saw a cow. She asked what it was! They said, “It’s a cow! Where do you THINK milk comes from?” She replied, “The 7-11?” ; )

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