One resource that you have as a youth teacher is the Christian lives and experience of older members of your church. They can be asked to share experiences from their past, or be interviewed by the students.
In the study of this lesson there is a distinct possibility that the students may get so caught up in the crazy actions of the Israelites and God’s responses to them that they miss the breakdown that is occurring in the relationship between God and His people.
Bring a married couple to class to share what they do to keep their relationship strong and Christlike. Have them also share how they get through difficult times.