Welcome to the “Parent Cue”. Our goal is to update this page weekly with “prompts” (cues) to help you continue to disciple your student beyond what is being discussed during our weekly Living Room gatherings. Here you’ll find lesson break-downs and some follow-up discussion questions. Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on whatever was talked about at church last Wednesday. Thus, the “Parent Cue”. This is just another way we’re striving to partner with you.
Last Wednesday (4/5) we split into 4 groups:
Middle School boys
Middle School girls
High School boys
High School girls
In each of these groups the students were invited to ask any question they may have as it relates to: dating, sex, purity, and Jesus.The students were given blank sheets of paper and invited to ask questions anonymously. What was fascinating is that in each of these four groups - the questions leaders were asked were almost identical. Here are the questions your students are asking:
Is masturbation a sin?
Why do girls ask so many questions?
Is sex before marriage a sin?
Is it a sin to like the same gender?
I support gay rights. Is this wrong? Does the Lord think it’s wrong?
How should the church react to homosexuality/sex before marriage?
Why do people choose to have sex?
Why do you get dumped for someone prettier?
Even if people are Christians and know it’s wrong – they still have sex before marriage. Why?
How do you know when it’s the right time to have sex?
Why do people sometimes pressure others to have sex?
Parents - please take note. These are the kinds of questions your students are asking. Have you talked about these things at home? Are you looking for resources to help you do this better? If you're like me - when you read some of these questions, what you see is the story behind the question - and it can be heartbreaking.
Please contact me at any time if you want any clarification on last Wednesday, or if you are in search of resources. I have them!