Sexual purity starts with the right mindset. It isn't about working hard to be pure but rather pursuing purity through a vibrant relationship with Jesus.

Talking Points:

  • Kids are exposed to over 14,000 sexualized messages a year. It is an epidemic and parents need to engage in this battle. 
  • Purity is as an ongoing pursuit of making the right decisions every day to honor God. It’s a relationship, not an accomplishment. 1 John 3:2-3
  • God does not call us to stay pure, but to pursue purity. And, it doesn’t end once we’re married. Matthew 5:27-28
  • Purity is the work of God working in us. We aren’t in the battle alone. Christ in us gives us the strength to avoid temptation.
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Does that statistic of 14,000 images shock you? Explain. Do you know what your kids are viewing on their phones or online?
  3. What has your definition of purity looked like up to now? Have you ever felt like you failed at purity? Explain.
  4. Why is it important to understand that purity is an ongoing pursuit throughout life rather than just a one-time accomplishment?
  5. Read Matthew 5:27-28.What safeguards do you have in place for yourself to protect your marriage? What more might you both need to do?
  6. Read 1 John 3:2-3. How do you feel about the statement “It is not about staying pure, it is about Christ purifying me”? How can that concept help us explain purity as a relationship to our children?
  7. Read Romans 3:23-24. How does this verse explain that purity is a pursuit that is only possible through our relationship with God?
  8.  How can you invite your children into the pursuit of purity?
  9. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?