The values of our society have changed dramatically over the last few years. A Josh McDowell survey of students who attend church regularly discovered that 43% had had intercourse by age 18; 35% of 17-year-olds said they had engaged in sexual intercourse; and 26% of 16-year-olds said they had had intercourse. Your student is bombarded with conflicting messages about sex every single day. They hear different messages from television, radio, school, parents, and church. They have so many questions and so many struggles when it comes to this topic.
To counteract these influences, be in constant communication with your student about God’s plan for their purity. We want to encourage you and provide ways to help you to talk with your students openly and honestly about this subject throughout their teen years. Communication is the key to having trust and dialogue with your student.
Here are some tips: