The third point of “Live It Out” on page 110 is “Call others to stand with you” when you are drawing a line in the sand over an issue of biblical right and wrong. This video shows the results of a famous psychological experiment conducted by Solomon Asch in the 1950’s, which documented the power of conformity in groups.You may choose to watch the video (and laugh at the 70’s clothes), or you can summarize the results of the experiment. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qzwWedcmMXo
Emphasize the difference it made when one other person stood for the right answer (only 5% to 10% conformity with the wrong answer), as opposed to when the one person who wasn’t in on the experiment stood alone (75% of the time, they went along with the crowd at least once). Discuss with the men in your group the importance of supporting each other when standing for the truth.
We want to hear from you! How will you explore the truth of this session with the men in your group?