I got a kick out of reading Bob Franquiz’s post today about their upcoming sex series. He’s a great pastor…with a great church…doing some great things in the Miami area. I guess the biggest kick for me about the post is that he can do a series on sex…at Compass Point it would work against us.
You see we reach some pretty bizarre people…with some pretty “colorful” pasts. The first counseling session I ever did as the pastor of Compass Point was to convince a young married couple to stop using multiple partners. Seems the husband would bring guys home from work several times a month to…hmmmm…”enjoy” his wife. The second counseling session I ever had was with the same couple…to convince them that…while we enjoyed the tithe on Sundays…they should really stop selling the videos online of the wife with the guys from work (no, I never saw them even though the husband kept bragging about the production quality). 🙂
Seldom is a week that goes by that I’m not dealing with someone…or some couple…about not having “relations” until they are married. The general thought from unchurched folks around here is that you should live together before you get married…so you can “kick the tires” and make sure the “thing will run” before you commit to the “purchase”. Our youth guy is dealing with middle schoolers (yes, I said middle schoolers..as in 12 & 13-years-old) that are having full-on intercourse. We’ve had more swingers come through our doors than I ever knew existed. For most pastors they have to warn their flocks not to bring porno into the house. For me…I have to warn our people to stop making pornos. I mean…we live in redneck, backwoods, “country values” Polk County…yet people are living some pretty sick and “active” lives.
In essence, what I’m saying is that a message series about sex is good for other churches…but not for us. I don’t need our flock having better sex, more Biblical sex, intimate monogamous sex or more romantic sex. I need most of our flock to stop having sex!!! 🙂