Parents: Message on Gay Marriage
Hey parents! This weekend we're launching a brand new series called You Asked For It! I'm so excited about this series because every topic was voted on by you. You've piled in the votes and we’re ready to get this thing started! (At this point, I’m starting to feel like Ryan Seacrest on American Idol… now, if only I had his hair.)
The topic that received the most votes that Jon will be talking about is gay marriage! Gay marriage is a sensitive topic that we want to handle with grace, love, and truth. As such, you shouldn’t expect anything less than that this weekend!
This past week we taught about homosexuality and gay marriage in our LIFT middle school ministry and we're excited for you as parents to continue the conversation at home after the weekend services. Our students are on the cutting edge of culture change and we need to be proactive in discussing this with our teenagers.
On that note, because of the sensitive nature of this topic, we wanted to equip you with a few questions to discuss on the drive home or around the lunch table after the services. Here are a couple questions to get you started:
- What stuck out to you from today’s message? Was there anything you heard that shocked you?
- What have you heard about homosexuality from music, television, and movies? (For example, Macklemore’s recent song “Same Love”) What do you agree with, and what do you disagree with?
- Why is it important for Christians to discuss homosexuality?
- How can we handle this topic with extreme grace and love, while also being truthful about our convictions?
Our staff operates with a core conviction that discipleship starts at home. We believe in you as parents as the primary spiritual teacher for your kids, and we want to equip you with whatever tools you need to do so. Please feel free to contact me for ideas or tools for continuing the conversation at home!