R ESOURCES FOR CHURCHES
Think Twice Healthy Relationships Program educates, equips and encourages teens to make smart choices aimed at a better future. Think Twice fosters a culture of young people that embrace and support healthy relationships and reserve sexual activity for the marriage relationship both in churches and outside churches.
Think Twice Healthy Relationships program for youth groups is based on the "GREATER THAN > SEX" Project and the THINK TWICE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS PROGRAM". As described by the authors, this course is designed to encourage a "Christ-centered conversation and dialogue surrounding sex, sexuality, and relationship".
Think Twice Healthy Relationship Program is not designed to replace the much-needed parents-children dialogue, but rather to support it by equipping both parents and children and helping families "breaking the ice" on rather avoided topics like sex and God's perspective on it, real marriage and worship through marriage.
The issue of "sex" is never only about sex. It is about helping our children discover their value and identity. Rather than teaching the young to fight against cultural trends, they need to be taught who they are and what is God's plan for them and their marriages. Sexual integrity is a consequence of young men and women knowing who they are and what their goals are, rather than sex defining their identity.
To find details about GREATER THAN > SEX please visit: PROJECTSIX19
If you would like to host a Think Twice presentation for your youth group or involve their parents in learning more about our program, please contact us.
Pastors / Youth Leaders and Parents, if you are looking to arm the young ones in your care with even more in-depth information after attending our Think Twice Presentation, please consider the literature below. These books have been handpicked by the Think Twice Program Coordinator for them, based on the analysis of post-presentation surveys which have revealed what their main interests and questions are.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
by Mark Driscoll
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT DEFINES YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY?
How you answer those questions affects every aspect of your life: personal, public, and spiritual. So it is vital to get the answer right.
Pastor and best-selling author Mark Driscoll believes false identity is at the heart of many struggles and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In Who Do You Think You Are? Driscoll dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution - Jesus.
This book will give you an unshakable, biblical understanding of who you are in Christ. When you know who you are, you will know what to do.
BOUNDARIES IN DATING
by Henry Cloud &
Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? Set and maintain healthy boundaries--boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control.
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend are popular speakers, licensed psychologists, co-hosts of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and co-founders of Cloud/Townsend, Inc. Both graduated with doctorates in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, and both maintain private practices in Newport Beach, CA. They are best-selling coauthors of several books.
by Lauren F. Winner
In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture.
Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.
SEX AND THE SUPREMACY OF CHRIST
by John Piper
The Bible has a way of shocking us. We might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). But, of course, sin always tries to trash God's gifts. So we can't just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle.
This book has something for all-men and women, married and single-from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.
by Mark & Grace Driscoll
In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have struggled and how they have found healing through the power of the only reliable source: the Bible. They believe friendship is fundamental to marriage but not easy to maintain. So they offer practical advice on how to make your spouse your best friend – and keep it that way. And they know from experience that sex-related issues need to be addressed directly.