Youth Ministry Lessons: Homeless often take shelter in the most random of places as they seek out secluded areas to find some rest and relaxation.
You want to lay this on thick and protect them from feeling condemnation.We're here to talk about how great, meaningful, loving, and godly sex can be - when done under the right conditions. When someone is raped they don't just experience physical pain. I asked one of my Juniors when they were planning on having sex and they said, "I'm not sure... probably when I'm 22." We got to have an awesome dialogue about God's expectations for his sex life.I met a drunk girl on the streets of my hometown one day while out with a friend. She said, "I've had sex with a lot of people - but I've never made love with anyone." She had decided... There is no such thing as "friends with benefits."The thing is... You'd never compare it to someone who broke their arm once. People who are raped or molested experience physical pain, psychological pain, emotional pain, and spiritual pain. One of my youth told me a story about a girl who (Before I came to this church) asked, "Where in the Bible does it say that people can't have sex until marriage?Challenge 1: When students are dating, they may separate themselves from the rest of the group. One of the students may decide not to be involved in the youth group because the other is there.They may pay less attention to their other friends in the group, leading some students to feel left out or frustrated. What do you do when kids in the youth group are dating?