Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let's not talk about sex

For the past 12 weeks, I've been the facilitator of this bible study class for 11 and 12 year olds on Wednesday nights. Last night was the funniest class of all, mainly because the topic was Sexual Temptations. The class thought that I would be talking about penis and vagina and humping and bumping and as Marvin Gaye would say, "Let's get it on." Well they were in for a real shocker because what we talked about was how God made one man to be with one woman. I told them how God did not make Adam to be with Steve nor for Eve to be with Eva.

The laughs filled the room and their eyes grew bigger with excitement as we talked about how Potiphar's wife tried to seduce Joseph but Joseph fled and ran away. My class got more inquisitive when Potiphar's wife tore off Joseph's shirt and said that he slept with her, when really he did not. We talked of how Joseph was jailed for something he didn't even do. And out of all the weeks, we've studied out of the Bible, the class wants to know where they can go and read it themselves. Genesis 39

I saw their hands writing, because they wanted to go and read it for themselves. When I was almost done with this one hour lesson, one of the students said, "So, when do we talk about the dirty stuff?" I told them that Genesis 39 is about as dirty as they are gonna get it tonight. We talked about how shacking and fooling around was not in God's plan and that is why he created marriage and I told them that sex is not dirty because God created it to be enjoyed by married people. They said, "Ooooooo, she said the 'S' word. So I asked them how in the world they wanna hear about sex, but don't want the word sex mentioned. They didn't have an answer, except for giggles. I don't know how I get talked into doing these type of classes.

Lovingly yours,


  1. It's great that your sharing it though. It's very surprising that parents don't talk about sex with their kids, which leads to learning from friends and even bullies at school. And that's not good. Even better that you're discussing in in a Christian setting. The best place to me, and the bible as the teacher!

  2. So many 'ministries' shy away from discussing sex with teenagers, but how else should they learn about it the right way? Luckily, if they're even going to church it should be a part of the conversation along with being saved, tithing, etc. At that age their hormones are just starting to go crazy. Good job pointing out Gen. 39; with kids you have to show them what you're talking about, lol. Yeah, the conversation should be age specific, but sex is one of the biggest temptations known to man. At 11-12 y.o., they were already asking you to talk about the 'dirty' stuff. See?

  3. at least they giggled and didn't tell you how they already knew how to get it on...these youth today have no direction

  4. grrrl.....this is were we are suppose to learn about sex ....home and church...the right way. Be good my friend-