Ok, now we know this is a sensitive subject to talk on -especially for Christians. Still it is an issue none the less and we can no longer continue to ignore how sexual society has become since the earlier day of the church. It is everywhere, the television, magazines, movies, music, the internet and even dare I say it -the church. On an occasion while visiting a church here in Nashville, there were two young people, engaging in a petting match which quickly escalated into a pretty heated exchange of kisses and more fondling. It was very inappropriate for a church service and actually, disrespectful to God’s house. Who wants to see some couple making out right in the church and on the front pew to be exact!
It was like the pink elephant in the room. Everybody saw it but no one wanted to admit it was there. Please, do not think for a minute that I am just another old bible beating prude. I truly believe that when God created man and took a rib from his body and made him a mate, like the bible says -it was good. Everything our Father does is good, so sex shouldn’t be frowned upon or kept way in the back of the closet because, God himself , created us to be sexual beings. My point is, how long is the church going to keep quiet while our young people are bombarded with temptation on a daily basis by what they see and hear going on around them? There is an undeniable pressure these days to have sex and not inside Holy matrimony as God intended. Our young people, are growing up very misinformed about sex and their own sexuality. Between teen pregnancy and STD’s, our kids are being taken by the “Hollywood” standard on sex.
Things are a whole lot different then even 20 yrs ago. Back in the day, parents didn’t talk about sex to their children which probably fueled a lot of what you see going on today. Children, need to be informed and if not at home or the church, they will be taught somewhere else. Now, being gay is the “cool” thing. Have absolutely nothing against gay people or the gay community. Still, it just amazes, how the church has been looking at the gay lifestyle through rose-colored glasses. Yes, you should get them in the church but once they are there, you must tell them the truth. God does love us all but that does not mean he loves everything we do. Now, I know a lot of this is unnerving, especially to parents. When is the right time to talk to your kids about sex? How should you approach the subject?
You should start talking to them before they come to you. Just the basics will do with an emphasis on what the bible says and what consequences there are for not listening to God’s ever present voice. They should also be taught, about the two types of love the bible explains. Eros love (the sexual love) is great but what happens when that fades? Agape love, the kind that God has for us never changes just as he never changes. If you do not first love yourself you cannot and will not love anyone else.