Jean Davis & Wesley Overhults

If we have sex,
will you tell your friends?
Will you break my heart?
If I get pregnant,
will you support me through the pregnancy?
Will you press me to have an abortion?
Will we get married?
Will you be involved in the baby’s life?
Will you support your child for eighteen years?
Are we in this together, or will I be on my own?
How will we pay the bills? Where will we live?
How will our parents respond? What about our friends?
Who will keep the baby while we work and go to school?
What about God’s plan for our lives?
What about your dreams and goals? What about mine?
Who will pay for rent? health insurance? a car? doctor bills?
How much are diapers? Will there be money left for food?
Are you ready to take on the responsibilities of parenthood? Am I?
Do you love me? Do I love myself? Can I handle the guilt?
If we choose to have sex, will you call me in the morning?

—Jean Davis

Do not stir up or awaken love
until it is ready!
Song of Solomon 2:7b (NRSV)

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TALK ABOUT IT: Though we may be comfortable making jokes about sex, most of us are more insecure than we are willing to admit, often shying away from serious discussions about sex. What would happen if you talked about the questions above with your friends? your date? your parents? God? What difference might it make to talk about sex?

—Wesley Overhults

—from devozine (July/August 2011). Copyright © 2011 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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