Why teach about marriage and relationships in your church

In our society children and young people are sadly bombarded by the subject of sex and relationships from a very young age, and largely from a non-biblical perspective. It is, therefore, vital that Christian parents and church leaders ensure that their children hear about the God-given design of marriage and the benefits of keeping sex for marriage.

Fewer children now see marriage role-modelled in their homes. This makes the need to teach about the nature of marriage and how it impacts on family life and the bringing up of children even greater. Young people also need guidance to conduct relationships in a way that honours God and to help them avoid heartache, disappointment, and the unwanted consequences of sex outside marriage.