The quickest way to get a room of teenagers giggling and squirming in their seats is to mention the word sex…or anything to do with sex…or anything that even sort of sounds like the word sex.
In the sexually-charged culture we live in, students are exposed to many points of view on the subject and we, as youth workers, want our students to hear God’s truth–to help guide them towards His best for every area of their lives, including their sex life, sexuality, and sexual desires.
And we know teenagers aren’t the only ones who might be a little uncomfortable talking about sex, we rounded-up some of our favorite downloadable resources, blog posts and podcast episodes to help you tackle this tough topic.
- Deal Breakers
- Waiting, Dating, and Mating
- Birds and Bees
- The Pursuit
- Him & Her
- God, Guys & Girls
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- Romance Or… (Bromance/Womance)
- Battle of the Sexes
- Bizarre Mating Rituals
- Sirioke Love Songs
- Know it Or Throw it: Sweetheart Edition
- The Mating Game
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Blog posts to help you talk about all things sex and dating…
We combed through our blog to find the posts that we thought would be most helpful.
- Sex/Relationship Series Spring 2017 Debrief
- Sex, Purity and Relationships Panel in Saddleback’s High School Ministry
- Three Things NOT to say in your sex talk: sexy clothing
- Three Things NOT to say in your sex talk: virginity
- Addressing Sex and Porn… but from another perspective
Podcasts to help you talk about all things sex and dating…
We combed through the podcasts in our network to find the episodes that would be most helpful.
From The DYM Podcast:
- Episode 287: Perception, Volunteers and Bible Translation (start at 8:43 for tips on how to talk to middle schoolers about sex)
- Episode 20: Hacks on Counseling Student’s Sexual Sin with Aaron Crumbey (Saddleback LA) & Youth Pastors and Porn with Craig Gross (XXX Church)
- Episode 1: Hacks on Talking About Porn, Homosexuality; Other Tough Topics
- Episode 56: Blonde Flat White is a Gross Drink (start at 12:24 to hear how Frank is utilizing Derry’s Super Sexy Pack)
- Episode 57: Play Dough and Sermons on Lust (start at 5:38 to hear how Frank programmed for his youth group talk on porn)