On Monday I told you about the horribly awkward conversation I suddenly found myself in with the teenage boys at church on Sunday. Last night I saw the boys again. You know how they always say you should never feed a stray dog because it will keep coming back for more? THAT.
Note: Boy 1 in this conversation is the most pure and adorable child I have ever seen (and he looks like he's about 10 years old).
Part II of a Conversation with Teenage Boys about Chastity:
Boy 1: Brother Eli, I have to tell you what happened on Sunday RIGHT after church.
Eli: Yeah? What happened?
Boy 2: He broke the chastity all day.
Boy 1: [nodding] And boy 2 tried to stop me because I'm only barely 14 and the girl is 17.
Eli: I . . . uh . . . would you like . . . to talk about it?
Boy 1: We went to a girl's house and then everybody is falling asleep but me and her. And that's when we started . . . [raising eyebrows, looking around, and whispering] DOING IT.
Eli: OH MY GOSH I AM SO ILL PREPARED FOR THIS!
Boy 2: I knew what they were doing so I yelled at her that he is only 14 and what is she doing because she is 17!
Boy 1: But we were doing it for a while before anyone tried to stop us. It was my first time in my whole life doing it. And brother Eli? I kind of liked it.
Eli: Uh . . . so when you say "doing it," what do you mean?
Boy 1: Like, the kissing stuff. We kissed on the lips three times for one second.
Boy 1: But my guilt temptated me so I decided we shouldn't kiss anymore.
Eli: Ok. It's good to set boundaries for yourself . . . and . . . [a string of other things Bob and Cathie have said].
Boy 1: Then I went back the next day to tell her about chastity like we talked at church and I told her all the words like fornication and whore and the other words I saw when I looked up chastity in the Bible.
Eli: Wait. What? What did you tell her?
Boy 1: I told her that there's chastity and I don't want to be fornication and whore and intercourse and pornomography.
Eli: I honestly can't decide right now whether or not I'm doing a good job here . . .
Boy 1: It will be so hard though. Because my soul wants love and the chastity but it can't be both.
Eli: Preach, brother.
~It Just Gets Stranger