Freedom to Love, Leader's Guide
What is freedom? The world tells us that freedom is the ability to do what you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. But has this led to strong relationships, strong families, or strong communities? In reality, since the days of the “sexual revolution,” the exact opposite has played out. Every day we see rampant sexual chaos, exploitation, broken families, and a lot of pain—all as a result of an abuse and misunderstanding of freedom.
Recognizing the world’s confusion, St. John Paul II offered the Theology of the Body (TOB) lectures—which together present a profound message of love and human sexuality. He turned the false notion of freedom on its head, declaring that true freedom is selfless rather than selfish. He taught that freedom exists for the sake of love, and that authentic freedom always asks “What is the good of the other person?” not “What’s in it for me?”
In this powerful five-part study for young adults, popular author and presenter Christopher West lays out a convincing and refreshing road map to living a life of freedom. The concepts presented in this study can change everything, including your worldview. Freedom to Love is ideal for college campus and parish young adult ministries.
Freedom to Love addresses critical questions, including:
- What is the Theology of the Body and how can it change my life?
- What does it mean to live a life of freedom?
- What does love look like and how do I live it?
- How can I tell the difference between love and lust?
- What is the problem with pornography?
- Doesn’t contraception make me free?
- Does God have a plan for my future?
The beautiful, full color Leader’s Guide provides study leaders with everything contained in the Student Workbook, plus helpful tips on facilitating the Freedom to Love study, suggested prayers, questions & answers for discussion, and more. This guide is designed to accompany the corresponding talk from the DVD or CD presentation.