No Purpling

One of the challenges of running a residential is setting the ground rules in a way thats fun and enabling NOT a series of “Thou Shall Nots” which starts to feel like “Thou shalt not have fun!”
One of the rules that we used to have was: “No Purpling!” …. a light hearted way of saying that the girls were not allowed in the boys dorms and the boys not allowed in the girls dorms i.e the pink and the blue couldn’t mix (No Purple!)
In my last youth group this concept of purpling took on a life of it’s own and we had all catergories defined right from Mild Purpling to (if we were ever talking about sex) Extreme Purpling!, How cool is that? Worked really well too in that it made some important conversations much more accessible!

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