Around the beginning of February, youth pastors are scrambling and asking each other, "What should I put in my sex and relationships talk? "A lot of material focuses on playing it safe and goes way too shallow.Did you know that 90% of 8-16 years old have viewed pornography online? Not only have they heard about everything you're afraid to say... You can grab that stat and more like it from So without further ado, here's our Pro Tips on the matter: God loves them because God is love. No matter what we do or who we are - God's love isn't based on what we do or who we are. You're gonna talk about a lot of stuff that provides Satan with an opportunity to accuse." "How do I make sure I don't hurt my boyfriend or girlfriend?" "How do I act in such a way that I'd be able to hold my head up high if I was invited to my girlfriend's future wedding (if she married someone else)?Christians aren't called to live for the temporary. then homosexuals are marrying someone else's future spouse that was never intended for them.Christians don't treat others as objects to be consumed. If that's the case then their original partner that they should've married will go on to marry someone else (who also was meant for someone else). Our value isn't based on who we are or what we do but it's based on who God is and God is love and God is unchanging and so God will always love us and that will never change. It's all in this handy dandy and FREE relationship talk.Talk about the dangers of lust (checking each other out). Girl magazines have pages called "eye candy" with half naked guys.You can't walk through a grocery store check out line or downs the aisles of a convenience store without some adult trying to convince you to lust. Talk about the dangers of pornography - not only to those who use it but also to those who work in the industry.
This definitely applies to our dating relationships. Giving our lives to Christ also includes our dating, our sex, our singleness, our marriage.
Even Paul managed to make it a focus when he talked about relationships. So why doesn't it ever come up when we talk about marriage with our students? " and at this point it's been damaged and lost it's beauty and shine and some petals have fallen off because of everyone touching it. " Or we have a really sticky piece of tape and we press it against someone's shoulder and take it off and go to someone else and press it against their shoulder and take it off and we say, "Every time, we lose our stickiness. Then crumple it up and ask people if they still want it.
We lose our ability to bond." We've thought of a thousand different ways to make Christians feel worthless about themselves when it comes to their sexual past.
When Paul says that believers need to be equally yoked with others - he isn't talking exclusively about marriage. God bestows on you awesome mysterious power to become one with someone else. You're telling your Christian girls not to be unequally yoked but also telling them to hope for their future spouse but you know that there's not enough christian men for every christian woman in the church.
He's just talking about our close partnerships with anyone in our lives. You don't have to travel the world or pray really hard or scour the internet to find "the one" for you. So why aren't we talking more about celibacy and singleness? Christianity can be summed up in a continual, daily, surrendering to God.