"Start the Conversation" Discussion Questions

Jacob’s Story: Purity

  • Since God created sex and it is good (within marriage) why do we struggle to talk about it?


  • Why would it be a struggle having sex at an early age?


  • How do choices now affect future relationships?


  • What is purity? What are you told that it is at church? At school?


  • Do you want your parents to sit down and to be honest with you?


  • Why do we have so many misconceptions about sex and why do we avoid discussing it in church? How do we protect ourselves in this sexually saturated society?



Joy’s Story: Self-Image

  • What types of messages does culture send to us?


  • What does it mean to guard you heart?


  • How can relationships be difficult? Are Christians that are relationship more complex?


  • Is physical image the most important feature when you choose a boyfriend or girlfriend, or is it something else to you? What is it?


  • Why do you think God asks for sexual patience?


  • Besides just saying NO, are we being taught in church how to navigate through culture when God says one thing and culture says another?


Jamie’s Story: Talk About It

  • How are we supposed to help people who have struggles?


  • What did you do the first time you saw porn? Does that image remain with you?


  • Did you ever feel you were the odd man out in a conversation around sex? How did it make you feel?


  • Who have you had conversations around sex? Do you have an parent or adult to talk about sexual issues or questions?


  • If so many good people are involved in porn, sex, etc. why is it a touchy subject?


  • Who do you know that you can help that no on else is helping?


Kevin’s Story: Confronting The Issues

  • Do you prefer to confront big issues or to ignore them? Why?


  • Do you think porn and sex is rampant in our culture?


  • Do you believe 12 to 17 year olds are the largest users of Internet porn?


  • How is God view of sex different from our cultures view? What do you think?


  • How can we personally support purity and not come off as judgmental?


JD’s Story: Integrity

  • Discovery of porn on the internet…. how has it affected you?


  • How does porn affect relationships? Have you known someone affect by it?


  • So when we view porn or have sex does it affect other people?


  • What characteristic of Christ do you think that people see in you? What characteristics would you like them to see?


  • What is grace? Are there limits to grace?


Sarah’s Story: Vulnerable Situations

  • What did parents teach you? Baseball, swimming, instrument etc…


  • Have you been in situations that were uncomfortable with the opposite sex? How do we avoid these situations?


  • In you have a sex question, who do you go to?


  • James 5:16 “Confess your sins to one another that you may be healed”. Do you do this? Why or why not?


  • What does it mean that God is strong in our weakness? Does God give us more than we can handle?


Jimmy’s Story: Porn

  • Have you ever felt isolated with your struggles?


  • Have you every felt you were not in control of your sin?


  • Confession is good? Yes or No?


  • Has someone walked you through a difficult time? Have you ever been that “one” to anyone?


  • Why is it often harder to do right than to do wrong?


Wes’s Story: Sex

  • Does everyone struggle so why does everyone act perfect?


  • How is pornography addiction different from drugs and drinking? How is it the same?


  • Is purity good or bad … realistic or not?


  • Should we always avoid “awkward”? When should we not?


  • Is it awkward to talk about seex after we get started talking about it?

 




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