Christian youth lesson on dating
All the while, the rest of the Scriptures are neglected and replaced by numerous teachings about dating and sexual purity. Unfortunately, all of these so-called purity messages that are given end up confusing and hurting many students.
Those who have had sex or watched pornography feel as though they have been permanently defiled; to the rest of the church, they have the equivalent status of a leper. Everybody has the opportunity to be born-again by what Jesus did on the cross—and that means everybody has the opportunity to become pure-again.
In their minds, not wearing a bikini means they will be pure.
Or, having software on the computer will make pornography vanish.
The Youth Pastor(s) taught purity accurately, showing that Jesus is the One who makes us pure, yet a great many of the students (including myself) didn’t fully grasp what that meant.
We live in a world that gives us all kinds of messages about what true love is.