I’ve been starting to prepare for one of those “sex talks” with the teenage girls in our Youth Group. Now, I’ve talked to most of them individually or in pairs or something like that as it came up in conversation on the van ride home or when they get here early and stuff. However, this is the first time with this particular group that we’ve actually scheduled one, as a group (of girls, that is).
So we plan to watch Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and use that as kind of a warm-up to it, even though the girls know it’s happening. They are good kids we have. They are all going into high school next year and a lot of their classmates are already experimenting. Yeah, you can say we waited a little too late, but I think it’s about the appropriate time for them. They talk to me pretty honestly, so I think we’re still in that window. But still, better late than never, huh?
So, does anyone have any advice or experience with this? We’ve done this with our older group of teens when they were younger, but honestly, they are a different group of kids. Different personalities and dynamics.
We’re doing this on May 2nd, so if you pray, I’d just ask that you keep us, the adults in your prayers, as well as the teens, that they’ll come ready to listen and talk and just have opens hearts to the message.