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.
- 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.
- Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Does that statistic of 14,000 images shock you? Explain. Do you know what your kids are viewing on their phones or online?
- What has your definition of purity looked like up to now? Have you ever felt like you failed at purity? Explain.
- Why is it important to understand that purity is an ongoing pursuit throughout life rather than just a one-time accomplishment?
- 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?
- 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?
- Read Romans 3:23-24. How does this verse explain that purity is a pursuit that is only possible through our relationship with God?
- How can you invite your children into the pursuit of purity?
- Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?