Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum

The Ontario government is rolling out a new sex-ed curriculum which is creating a stir. Recently, I went to an information session about the new curriculum to try and understand what the controversy was all about. I came away from the session more concerned about the church than the curriculum.

Sex education in a society that is sex crazy will never be appropriate. The normalization of deviant behaviour is well underway in our society whether we agree with it or not. There are many sources of sex education which are worse than this curriculum, such as, a next door neighbour, an older sibling, or a friend. Most kids will get their sex education from people who are not teachers well before it comes around in the curriculum.

There are many arguments against the curriculum which I think are valid and should be put forward, but we need to be sure that we are not straining a gnat to swallow a camel. Defeating this curriculum will not save children from the dangers in our society. Quite frankly, if you think it will, then your children are already in danger. This is where the church needs to step in.

The problem is that most churches do not address these issues directly. They very rarely talk about pornography, homosexuality, divorce, extra marital sex, etc...  It is assumed that most people should know what is not right and therefore they do not talk about it. This is fine if nobody has given into these temptations, but if they have then they need reasons to stop what they are doing.

It seems that a primary reason the church has failed to address these issues directly is that it is already compromised and has forgotten God's will for our sexuality.
Did He not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring (Mal. 2:15).
God designed sex for marriage. If we do not intervene, children are the natural product of sex. I think most people inside and outside of the church have forgotten about this natural connection. If you are not willing to stay married for life or take care of children, you should not be having sex. Marriage is not primarily for pleasure and neither is sex, its purpose is to create godly offspring. It is time for the church to get back to the basics.

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