And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” Isaiah 4:1
Come join 13-year-old Phista Brawn along with her mom, Molly, her dad, Harley, and their friend, Paulie Amory. and his wife Kelli as they spend an ordinary summer afternoon explaining the nature of their relationship. What’s not so ordinary is that Phista’s parents have an open marriage. Of course, marriage is the union of one man and one woman. God says so. But God also gave us basic natural instincts that come with their own rights, and who’s to judge anyone else’s behavior (unless it’s boys kissing boys)? Once Phista goes to water polo practice at the local aquatic center, her family’s beliefs are challenged by less enlightened kids. This book is a blueprint for answering such prying questions, told in a fun and conversational way.
God gave the world variety and free will, and Phista’s parents have committed themselves to following God’s lead, stopping off for some good natured and friendly interaction with other people who believe as they do. The Brawns join a growing number of couples that are standing up for their First Amendment rights to interact in their private lives without government intrusion. “Heck,” Harley tells Phista, “what’s good enough for Ayn Rand is good enough for us.”
In the course of one hot, moist, skin-shimmering Saturday afternoon, Phista learns about the importance of keeping secrets, the difference between the words “tryst” and “cheating,” “fishing” and “hooking up,” “vow” and “suggestion,” “singles” and “mixed doubles,” “life” and “lifestyle,” “happy” and “gay,” and why even the most innocent, well-meaning comment at Job’s Daughters can ruin everything.
Once they’ve read My Parents’ Open Marriage, your kids will understand exactly how to field and defuse questions that would only upset the other members of the country club.
“Excellent—I donated a copy to our elementary school’s library.” Ernie Palombo, OuterCourse magazine.
“A fluid interchange of information for all ages—not just teens.” Suzette Mills, Cuddle Parties International
“A handy reference.” Bart Kitzell, KSTD 100.3 Radio Onan, Fallbrook, CA.
"This unique kids' book will be treasured for years to come and will be passed down to new family members."
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Original illustration by Lorna Bergman, adapted by Gary Randall