GROUPS SESSION 2
Week 2: BODY IMAGE
1.Does anyone have a story of a time that they wrestled with body image?
2.How does being at your school make you feel about your body?
3.How does being around your family/siblings make you feel about your body?
4.Where do you feel the most pressure from about how your body looks?
5.What do you think Jesus thinks about body image?
6.How do you think we overcome our insecurities about our bodies?
7.If you were honest, have you ever struggled with self hatred?
8.Take time to pray.
Outside The Group Will Change Inside The Group.
How you interact with your students throughout the week will greatly impact how your group will go. Students that know they are thought about, cared for, and consistently heard are more likely to share. Even sending one text a week could make a difference.
Learning how to differentiate is learning how to have compassion for what is going on in a students life without allowing their pain to oppress you. Often times we can feel that our job is to take away the pain instantly when in reality learning how to work through pain is part of growing up.
As leaders we must learn how to discern when we should just listen, or comfort, or correct. Love is giving of ourself for the betterment of another individual, not trying to take away someone's pain so that we can feel better ourselves. Learning to differentiate is learning to care deeply yet not allow others problems to paralyze our own life and then using wisdom in knowing what "help" really is in that moment. If you feel that someone is currently in danger please connect with Brice or Jon ASAP!
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Samuel 16:7 ESV
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
1 Timothy 4:8 ESV
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.