Youth Ministry Lessons: It’s always fun to talk about what we received over the holidays, but what one 7-year-old in England received this Christmas was rather unconventional and in the eyes of many a controversial present.
The idea of birth control is controversial no matter what the context. Should the government be allowed to force institutions to offer birth control? Do parents have the right to say whether or not their children can receive birth control?
Youth Ministry Lessons: In India when a son marries he is given a huge dowry, or a financial gift from the bride’s family, that is handed over to his parents. Because of reasons like this, most Indians would rather have a son than a daughter.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It appears that Christians like sex. Christians like sex so much in fact that the idealistic view of two virgins coming together on the wedding day is becoming just that: an idealistic fantasy that hardly ever plays out.
Youth Group Lessons: The world of high fashion modeling is known for its racy, edgy photos. Especially in high couture spreads, models are often pictured with pouted lips and forlorn gazes, trying to evoke sexuality in the spread.
Youth Group Lessons: When parents begin searching online and head out to shopping centers every Fall for back-to-school deals, it is usually without controversy, but when parents see an item for sale that they don’t like…watch out!
Youth Lessons: It’s become a reality that the modern teenage girl is obsessed about her looks. Having been born into a world of waif-life models, airbrushed advertising, perfect looking women are the normal image for most girls in modern society.
Youth Group Lessons: In a recent study looking at teenage girls and boys from vulnerable backgrounds, the results showed one thing: emotional and sexual abuse is so common that those abused don’t even consider it a crime.