Tonight the High School student ministry talked about sex, lust, and dating. Below you will find the 4 main points of our discussion. Please use these main points to start or continue discussion about these important topics with your teenager.
So what does the Bible say about sex?
- God created it
- God designed it to be in the context of biblical marriage.
Main Point 1: God created sex to be experienced inside the context of a biblical marriage.
Main Point 2: Lust is a perversion of love and is our human attempt to get what God designed and desires to give us through a relationship with Him and in marriage. Therefore it is sin.
Main Point 3: Dating is the mechanism used for determining who we should marry. Only those who know the Gospel, are pursuing the Gospel, have adult Christian accountability within a relationship, and are dating with that end in mind should date. That excludes most high school students.
Main Point 4: Girls should guard their hearts, so should guys. Guys should guard their minds, so should girls.