Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Biblical View of Sexual Purity Curriculum

Hey Everyone,

One of the projects I am currently working on is a curriculum for high school students, teaching them the Biblical view of sexual purity. This curriculum includes topics such as modesty, marriage, the marriage bed, practical reasons for sexual purity, ethical reasons for sexual purity, and theological reasons.

One of the things I am trying to come up with is a pretty conclusive list of passages of scripture that deal with these topics. Examples would be the story of David and Bathsheba, and Joseph and Mary.

This is where I can use your help. List any passages you can think of, from the most obvious to the least known, even if you can only think of one at the moment it is helpful. Consider it a blogging brainstorm.

Thanks for you help,

Doug

12 Comments:

At Thursday, August 24, 2006 9:07:00 PM, Blogger Ryan Setliff said...

"Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you with her eyelids. For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life."
—Proverbs 6:25-26

Good memory verse. :-)

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Kendall Touchton said...

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
Song of Solomon 2:7, 3:5, 5:8, 8:4
Hebrews 13:4
Romans 13:14

 
At Friday, August 25, 2006 6:03:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

I Cor. 6:13-18
Matt. 5:27,28

 
At Friday, August 25, 2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Lew said...

Job 31:1
1 Tim 4:12

 
At Friday, August 25, 2006 1:25:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Great! Thanks guys, this is helpful. Any others you know of keep em' coming.

Doug

 
At Friday, August 25, 2006 2:18:00 PM, Blogger Ryan Setliff said...

"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
—Matthew 6:22-23

Keep your eye good, and be careful little eyes what you see ;-)

All of my references are NKJV by the way.

 
At Saturday, August 26, 2006 6:29:00 PM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

The following verses are addressed to wives but I think they are also applicable to all girls as far as instructing them as to where true beauty comes from:

1 Peter 3:1-6

1Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 5For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

 
At Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:49:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Doug, this is SOOOOOOO needed. God bless you in your preparation.

 
At Monday, August 28, 2006 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Doug E. said...

You guys have helped me more than you know.

Thanks,

Doug

 
At Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

How about the story of Dinah and the men of Schechem?

 
At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Lew said...

Are you going to post an outline of your curiculum?

I think that sexual purity is something that is easy to pass on to high school students, but isn't as easily emphasized to older singles or other people who need the reminder. It's easy to know the verses and the Scriptural commands, but to forget why we are pursuing after it when it seems so attractive.

I remember when I was in high school I always thought of sexual purity as "don't have sex until marriage." Then I graduated from college and of course the temptation got stronger because I had no clue when/if I would get married.

I don't know, maybe I'm just rambling now. At lease those are thoughts to chew on.

 
At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:45:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Lew,

I might just do that. I am currently putting together a framework, but that alone is over 13 pages long. I feel that I have only scratched the surface. It is such a large topic that I might just do some posts on certain aspects.

I'll see what I can do,

Doug

 

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