400-408 – Pastor David Rosales of Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley (calvaryccv.org), celebrates their 30th anniversary this Sunday at 5pm, and it's been my home church for the past 20 years
413-423 – Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries (teenmania.com), joins us to talk about the Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie that opens tomorrow entitled Friends With Benefits, since Ron did a book last year criticizing the whole hookup phenomenon entitled Friends Without Benefits: What Teens Need To Know About a Great Sex Life (link). He's responsible for hosting the many Acquire the Fire events to thousands of kids each year across the country.
• Christian Post (7/21/2011) 'Friends With Benefits' Mirrors Real Teen Epidemic.
// "This movie is just another picture of what the media industry does," Luce said. "Honestly, they don't give a rip about any morals or values that they are projecting and who is watching. It's about whatever pushes the envelope in movies like this one. The people who pay the price are kids and parents, and our culture overall."
Luce has observed that a growing number of kids in school now believe it is a taboo to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. The norm seems to be that "you just have lots of friends and have lots of sex with them," he said.
Teens use names like "cuddle buddies" and "booty call" to classify friends willing to have casual sex. "It's not uncommon that even if you do have a boyfriend or girlfriend you have five or six friends that you have sex with and if they don't know about each other then it's okay," Luce said.
// "Last year, we talked all about 'friends with benefits' at Acquire the Fire events," Luce said. "We tell teens to save your heart and save your mind. Purity isn't just about not having sex."
"We want kids to stand up boldly for their body, and their heart, and their mind. We ask teens to date God for a year instead of a person. Take all your emotions, and all your passion and all the time you would spend with a person just because the culture tells you that 'you gotta have one,' and have a real relationship with Christ."
// "Parents," he added, "need to decide that they are going to be a relationship-centric family rather than a media-centric family so that kids care about their relationships with their parents. What they are closest to relationally is going to influence them the most.
428-438 – Ron Luce,
• Joanna Hyatt, Director of Reality Check (realitycheckla.org, 310-820-2560), is a program of the Westside Pregnancy Clinic (wpclinic.org), each year Joanna speaks to thousands of teens on junior and senior high schools campuses across the country about sexual integrity. She's here to give us a "reality check."
443-452 – Ron Luce,
458-508 – Calls – What's your "friends with benefits" experience? Did it work for you? What actually works to deter kids from being sexually active? When you were in junior high and high school, was it the Christian-moral arguments, or the statistical-medical arguments that had an impact on you? (The "God Talk" or the "Oozing-Blisters Talk"?) Based on your own experience, if you were in front of your junior high youth group, what would you tell them? If you could go back and speak with yourself, like a Back to the Future movie, what would you say to yourself to persuade you to make better life choices and not be "as" sexually active?
512-523 – Calls –
523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (818) 262-2092 (galpin.com) For the past 39 years, Don's been sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 21 years.
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558-608 – Calls – Glynn from Laguna teaches HIV-AIDS awareness (beaconint.org).
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• N. D. Wilson (Books & Culture, 6/24/2011) Pensive Rabbits: Rob Bell is not easy to pin down.
• Columbus Dispatch (7/21/2011) Parent complains after children were searched at pool.