Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Sex Series

You know what’s on the horizon? The XP3 Middle School sex series, which means  a few things are about to happen.

Middle schoolers will act like they’re repulsed by the idea of talking about sex.

Youth pastors will feel the pressure to be culturally relevant so students don’t think they’re lame or out of the loop, yet they have pressure from parents to not say too much about sex. (Yes, to not talk too much about sex in a series about . . . sex).

Parents will either hide or land their helicopter right over your office.

With so much going on, I think the biggest question is this: How do we best partner with parents when it comes to such a sensitive, yet significant series for their students?

Ashley Bohinc