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Goal of this Edge Night The goal of this Edge Night is to make the middle school youth aware that our bodies speak a language through our body language, facial expressions, and the way we present ourselves. About this night This Edge Night is adapted from Theology of the Body for Teen: Middle School Edition from Ascension Press written by Brian Butler, Jason Evert, and Colin and Aimee MacIver. Copyright © 2011 Ascension Press This is an extraordinary resource for those of you wanting to
This past year has been one of the greatest years of my life. While the New Year began with its usual resolutions: get in better shape, eat better, etc., everything changed at the end of February, when I got engaged to my beautiful fiancé, Alissa. The joy and anticipation we felt were like nothing I had ever experienced in my entire life. We were so excited to dream, not only about the wedding day, but also about what married life would look like for us. We also knew that while planning the wedding was important, we needed to ensure that it did not consume us. Below are some highlights and my thoughts from this past year in my experience as an engaged man in ministry.
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Goal for the Life Night: The goal of this night is to move teens from an understanding of the Theology of the Body to real-life struggles such as pornography, lust, masturbation, and immodesty. Life Night at a Glance: This LIFE Night is designed to demonstrate the ‘disconnect’ between our sexual design and the misunderstood/misused concept of sexuality that pervades our culture, specifically between genders. The environment will point out how quickly the innocence of our childhood is destroyed.
Goal for the Life Night:
By the end of the night, the teens will begin to understand the truth about our sexuality, which “image” God and His love for us. Note: It is extremely important that AT A MINIMUM the youth minister and CORE Members on the night understand the basic concepts of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, for this night. There is a special feature on www.lifeteen.com about the Theology of the Body, as well as an issue of LIFE Teen’s The Pulse (Volume 3, Spring 2004), which