We showed the below video this past week at church. In general people were shocked we showed it... however, all the topics mentioned are very real issues that our society talks about (just watch any movie or nightly sitcom) and the church should not be silent on. If you're a parent reading this and your kids are in middle school (maybe even earlier) then you can be sure they are aware of all these topics.
When you talk about sex there is so much shame that goes along with the topic. I think this issue more then any other creates feelings of guilt, condemnation and shame. That's not God's desire or intention... read the following passage from Job 11:13-16:
Yet if you devote your heart to him
and stretch out your hands to him,
if you put away the sin that is in your hand
and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
then you will lift up your face without shame;
you will stand firm and without fear.
You will surely forget your trouble,
recalling it only as waters gone by.
Wow, what an awesome promise. If you can relate to any of the above, I encourage you to listen to Tony's message.
Thanks to our friends at LifeChurch.tv for sharing their video with us.