How many of you currently do a teaching or series on these topics?Please feel free to ask questions as we go…
Intentionally or not…It’s uncomfortable…Parents and pastors say no…
Rules based…what if I fail or don’t listen? Am I not a Christian if I…
Wisdom is learned in two ways…1. Coming along side someone and explainingEvery situation and person are different2. Experiencing the consequences yourself
The natural desire for a boyfriend/girlfriend, hormones, “It’s not good for the man to be alone”Takes God out of the pictureTakes ourselves out of the picture – kids don’t want to disappoint us
If you aren’t having these conversations with your middle schoolers, you are setting yourself up.Get ahead of the curve!When are your students “dating?”When are they learning about sex? 7th grade boys…
Share stats, explain your reasoning and ask him to get behind you
Run a workshop for themEmail, snail mailWe’re doing this…feel free to keep your kids at homeWhat tools do you use?
They will take their cue from youBe willing to go there…mention ideas, phrases, etc.
Skit Guys are great!
The Dating Game/The Newlywed Game
Most of our students assume our “answer,” especially those who have grown up in the church.Teaching them to think completely disarms a conversation
Emphasizes wisdom…not a “correct age” etc.
Prayer!God fills Adam’s need – it’s not good for man to be alone
This is why a man with leave his father and mother and the two will be united into one.Why do you want the relationship?Are you willing to serve or do you just want to get?
Again, it’s not good for the man to be alone.Proverbs over and over…Not just their friends, but a variety of voices
Do you want the same things? Are your lives heading in a similar direction? Are your morals the same?Use these questions when you meet with students. (Sterling at Wendy’s)Use these about breaking up and about marriage
It’s why I believe we HAVE TO talk to our students about marriage
Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children
Touching the stove…Holymess of marriage
Talking to students about dating, sex...and marriage