Dating & Sex
Description Helping your child make wise choices about sex and dating requires more than just one chat. It’s about building bridges of ongoing dialogue throughout the teenage years. But youth workers Mark Oestreicher and Joel Mayward realize many parents don’t feel comfortable or prepared to have these kinds of conversations.
Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today’s church and ministry leaders, like you. The first question of an interview for a youth ministry job is not typically about sex, so when it was I floundered. We were in the church conference room on a sunny Saturday morning sipping water from plastic cups when the pastor decided to get the interview underway by asking me how I teach sex and dating to teenagers.
The truthful answer was not much. The ones I had planned did not go well. Burned, I started avoiding the topic altogether. I lied and said it was part of the plan for the coming year, which, of course, it was after that meeting. But what do I want them to hear from me? What is the positive ethic I want my church presenting to teens about sexual relationships?
When You Learn a Youth is Having Sex
Ordinarily, as two teens date over time they move toward isolation and away from accountability. I challenge students to move in the opposite direction. Even for adults. Dear friends like these will be there for you when you break up, which would otherwise be a very lonely ordeal. I think the best way to learn about your gender and the opposite gender is to have a group of friends that comprises both guys and girls.
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Our students live in a world where sex and dating are talked about everywhere they turn—on the bus, in the school halls, on Netflix, and on social media. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the best ways to address the topic of sexuality in our ministry environments. The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students.
Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team.
Jeanne Mayo, with over 20 years in youth ministry, shares powerful illustrations and scriptural teaching to teens on poignant topics including sex before.
Jeanne Mayo hits the nail on the head with this one. Jeanne can say stuff no one else can! This is a very good book. There were questions I needed answered and this book really helped me. I recommend it. Labirint Ozon. Uncensored : Dating, Friendship, and Sex. Jeanne Mayo. Jeanne Mayo, with over 20 years in youth ministry, shares powerful illustrations and scriptural teaching to teens on poignant topics including sex before marriage, homosexuality, dating, falling in love, and friendship.
Biblical Dating Teen Bible lesson
I regularly have a conversation that goes something like this: A pastor happily remembers me as the person who wrote about sex in Campus Life magazine when he was a teenager. Jumping from that subject, he bemoans the broken world: Janet Jackson, school sex-ed classes, Internet pornography, women’s magazines at the grocery store checkout. Agreeing with him, I ask what his church is doing to help kids.
The conversation, which has been cruising at 60, suddenly lurches into low gear. The pastor thinks that the youth group talked about dating in January.
Free Dating Bible Lessons for Christian Teenagers with lots of other resources perfect for middle school youth group or Sunday School. These lessons are free to use but if you would like to support our ministry you may make a donation using this button. Thank you Every Teenager’s Little Black Book on Sex and Dating.
As youth ministers, we want our students to make great choices for their lives. We see countless students get into spiritually harmful dating relationships. We sit across the table from the young man that sees the sin he and his girlfriend are in and wants out. It breaks our hearts every time. We sometimes feel that if we delivered the right sermon at the right time, maybe it would solve a problem for one of our students. Because of this we may teach things to students that are often shortsighted.
They may help them here and now but may not be what they need to hear in the long run.
Our students live in a world where sex and dating are talked about everywhere they turn—on the bus, in the school halls, on Netflix, and on social media. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the best ways to address the topic of sexuality in our ministry environments. What are some real questions that eighth graders are asking when it comes to sex and dating?
That is indeed the question. The hottest topic on the minds of Junior High age kids as the hormones ramp up to a fever pitch. What we teach is of grave concern to parents as well. Lots of great stuff has been written on this subject by very learned people. It was good to team-teach with a younger youth leader. He could empathize with the young men because he was still in the midst of the battle himself.
I added a perspective from the long end of the battle that he could not. Kids do not want to be told not to date.
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A few years back, I was getting to know another Youth Pastor in town who was new to his church. Excitedly, he told me about how he had bought a box full of rubber chickens and how they would be his secret weapon for generating excitement, fun and a crowd for his youth ministry. It struck me as an interesting approach to youth ministry, but I appreciated his enthusiasm.
I spoke with a youth worker several weeks ago who told me she prefers to stay away from conversations like homosexuality, transgender rights, and general sex stuff. No youth minister has ever gotten into hot water for being too open questions that they wanted answered about dating and sexuality.
Around the beginning of February, youth pastors are scrambling and asking each other, “What should I put in my sex and relationships talk? What should I cover? A lot of material focuses on playing it safe and goes way too shallow. Most often while doing their homework. Not only have they heard about everything you’re afraid to say God loves them because God is love.
That never changes. No matter what we do or who we are – God’s love isn’t based on what we do or who we are. It’s based on who He is and what His Son has done. You’re gonna talk about a lot of stuff that provides Satan with an opportunity to accuse. You want to lay this on thick and protect them from feeling condemnation. We’re not here to talk about why people shouldn’t have sex.
Sex and Dating
The first in our series can be found here. It would be really awesome if we could find a clear Bible verse that provides a clean and concise picture of what it looks like to biblically date, deal with the opposite sex, and find a spouse. For all of these reasons and more, it is important to have regular conversations on and to provide messages on dating, sex, marriage and relationships. The primary passage I use when dealing with this topic is Ephesians For me, the importance of this passage is found in how Paul connects marriage to the Gospel.
The idea of covenant love and commitment is lost in a culture that sees marriage as a commodity.
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