This morning I had the privilege of visiting with 10 High School young men about sex, masturbation and pornography (I chose the topics). I will be with them again tomorrow to continue the conversation. I was invited to come and speak with these young men as a part of a "men mentoring men" program at a local school. It was powerful, engaging, beneficial and eye opening. All I have to say is that Parents can do their kids (especially middle school and high school age kids) few favors more important than talking realistically with them about these issues. God help us when our kids learn everything that they know about sexual issues from their schoolmates. I will make plenty of mistakes whiles raising our kids, but I promise you that this will not be one of them. I really wish you could have heard this conversation this morning. You probably would not look at me the same and you surely would not look at High School young men quite the same.
While engaging in good conversation this afternoon with my Youth Pastor he shared this quote with me (one he shared with our youth group last Wednesday night): "Kobe Bryant lost his good name, almost lost his wife and lost approximately $100,000,000 (in dropped sponsors) for a 5-10 second orgasm!" What a thought. He lost all this over something he didn't really want! He wanted it, but he didn't really want it. Think about that! What do you really want?