I (Joey) turned as red as a tomato, worried others would hear me say, “No.”
I was not seriously seeking the Lord until about a year later, but the consequences and reality of sex and sexual sin were bombarding me like an outnumbered zebra amid a pride of lions.
It is no different in college.
There is certainly peer (and physical) pressure to fornicate. Identity can easily be wrapped in the number of partners one has or does not have. A definition for godly sex exists, but the masses laugh at it. We’re in a culture where 1/4 of girls and 1/6 of boys are molested, orientation is confused, and sex is seen as casual as a handshake. It is no wonder so many believe sexual lies.
And there stands the Bible, passionately declaring: there is grace and forgiveness and new life and right definition and identity! All from a Great Father who has proven His love by sending His Son, Jesus, to live perfectly, die brutally and rise victoriously.
We recently had several opportunities to minister to students who’ve committed sexual sin or have been sexually abused. We don’t take this lightly. Our approach, starts with the previous paragraph: JESUS. He’s the only person to have lived perfectly with regard to sex, and in light of His grace, there is love and forgiveness in which we can speak about these issues.
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