Ok, so first off I’d like to thank the people from over at SCL for their prayers. I posted that I was talking about sex with my youth and wanted prayer.
I’m glad I asked. I post more detail on the discussion but I think it went well. I showed 3 videos, two dealing with the same study done by Tyra Banks show, and one about another study linking TV and teen pregnancy rates. I also used some text polls and my group responded. I was not very surprised about the results because they reflect much what the other polls were showing.
We had some serious technical difficulties but I had several backup plans in place and some additional help from one of my youth so everything ended up working pretty good. It seemed the enemy didn’t want this to work but God was with us.
I came very close to switching to a backup topic at the last minute. We had 4 visitors, 3 of which I had never talked to before. I was barely comfortable enough with the subject for the teens I usually have, then I get other people that don’t know me don’t understand me. This went well also.
Anyways, I wanted to share some of the responses to the text polling. These are the results from the responding group (which was a bit less than half my Youth).
Will you wait until you are married to have sex?
45% said yes
27% said no
27% said I don’t know
How far is too far?
0% said 1st base
27% said 2nd base
18% said 3rd base
9% said all the way
45% said it’s all good
My responders ranged from 12 to 22 and these numbers don’t really surprise me. This is why we need to talk to our kids about sex and get parents to talk to them. We need to get the message across that sex is a wonderful gift from God but is best expressed in marriage because of all the crap that happens when things go bad. That is what I tried to get my kids to understand tonight and I hope some of them got it. I figure I’ll do this again soon and keep up the message because the statistics I’ve been seeing are down right disturbing.