Middle schoolers having oral sex on the school bus…in. my. town?
I just had to write this post because I’m going nuts over here. Just nuts. And, I’d like your permission to have an honest and open discussion right here and right now.
A 24 year old woman that I adore and mentor recently emailed me thoughts that are hanging heavy on me. It’s with Colleen’s permission that I use both her name and her words to hopefully, begin a discussion.
In the 1950s you knew two people were dating because he gave her a varsity jacket or a school ring etc right?!? I mean sometimes not all the time but you catch my drift. But today that ring/jacket is now sex. When you have sex with that person that means that you are in a relationship. That’s why when I asked my ex if we could date without the sex, I got a, “Well then we wouldn’t be dating…we’d just be friends.”
Now before you say, “Well, not my kid.” I want you to know that the Colleen is a Christian. She was raised in a Christian home. She’s college-educated. She has a good job.
God wants us to mentor the younger peeps (check it out in the Bible in the book of Titus Chapter 2). I promised Colleen that I’d be honest with her cause she’s worth the truth and so much more. I’ve shared that I have pain in my heart that I wasn’t a virgin when I married.
I shared this then and again here not because I’m proud. Just the opposite is true. I’m still disappointed in myself because I hurt God’s heart. I believe the younger generation is worth an honest investment because avoiding these hot topics….please re-read the first two sentences of this post.
I’m not standing on a soapbox, spouting a holier than thou message. I’m nothing but a distinguished sinner, saved by God’s unrelenting grace and continuing a discussion here.
Is sex the new varsity jacket? What are your thoughts?