Take the extra step to reach out to these students and their parents to help them date in a healthy way, or even discover that it’s something they aren’t ready for just yet.
Their parents, with you as a willing teammate, can help to preserve the heart of a student and the unity of your student ministry with some extra attention.
I say that knowing that it might not be effective for you.
The key here, however, is to find something that works for you (and don’t stop trying until you do).
For some time now, Meg and I have been struggling to find the right way to implement a joint Bible study between her and I.
Instead, we’ll go to the Source for ourselves and learn from God’s Word what he wants to teach us. I think this is a terrible idea and could cause more damage than it will help them grow. People connect with each other on three levels: spiritually, emotionally, and physically.As you grow in your connection with one, it will lead you to grow in your connection in the other two areas.Much to my surprise then, was her suggestion of using a commentary to guide our study.Just a quick aside: nothing says sexy to me like my wife reading a Bible commentary – seriously. I took a swing through the book of James and also through a commentary and came up with some natural divisions breaking down book into smaller “chunks.” This is where a commentary can be extremely helpful.