Let's Talk About Boundaries: Middle School Small Groups

We're wrapping up our series on The Talk. This week we talked about boundaries.

Session Summary

We've learned that sex is good and sex is powerful. That what happens online doesn't stay online. And that what happens in secret can cause separation. Sex is tempting. If you've already made mistakes sexually, what can you do? Can you still experience the life that God has for you? In 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 we learned that we have the power to overcome sexual sin through the Holy Spirit. We need boundary lines and lines of communication because guardrails and accountability protect us. God doesn't want to keep something from you. He wants you to experience sex in the best way possible, so follow His lead.

Bottom Line

Guardrails and accountability protect you.


Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT

Continue the Conversation: Discussion Questions for Families at Home

  • What kinds of boundary lines and lines of communication do you need to set up in your life?
  • What are some of the biggest temptations you think the average middle schooler faces?
  • What are some practical things we can do (or not do) to honor God with our bodies?
  • Whether you're already dating or not, what are some boundary lines you'd like to set for your future relationships?