What Holds You Back?

Activity Objective

The young people will appreciate how loving others unselfishly can free us to be our best selves.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to explain that we prepare to live chaste lives by nurturing true friendships.


  • Review with the young people how the gift of sexuality involves the whole person?mind, body, heart, and soul. It influences our relationship with God and others.
  • Lead the young people in a discussion about things that get in the way of our being our best selves. (jealousy, dishonesty, vanity, selfishness)
  • Divide the young people into three groups. Assign each group one of the answers above, and have them brainstorm ways to complete the following question:

How does ________ hold us back from? being our best selves?

  • Direct one person in each group to write down the answers and share them with the entire group.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes