In response to several requests, the session of Uptown Church has put together the following article for what we hope will be a helpful resource. It is our desire that this will help give you the confidence to enter into this conversation with your teenager. As with every other area of parenting, this is a tremendous opportunity for you to point them to the gospel and speak truth into a potentially confusing time. What should we do about dating? Will I let my daughter date in high school? If you have kids, it is inevitable, you will have to face these questions with your teenager. As we read through the Bible it is clear that scripture places a high value on marriage. It is marriage that reflects the relationship between Christ and His church.
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Fervr interviews regular contributor Alex Greaves for his thoughts on Christians, dating, and sexual purity. Q: Alex, what does the Bible say about dating? Q: Okay, does the Bible say anything that might impact Christians when they begin thinking about dating and sexual purity? A: It definitely does! In Genesis , we read: A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. For those who are not married, we get this command from 1 Timothy : Treat younger men like brothers, older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity. Christians are meant to treat other people with all purity, including their boyfriend or girlfriend. Q: A common question people ask about sexual purity is ‘how far can I go? In the same way, you should try to stay as far away from doing something wrong sexually when you are dating.
One of my favorite classes as a Communication Studies major back in college was a Christian Relationships class where various aspects of relationships—friendship, singleness, dating, marriage, family, etc. I think one of the reasons I find this topic so interesting is because we were created by a relational God who created us for connection , and relationships are so incredibly vital to each of our lives in one way or another. This makes me want to continually grow in learning how to do them well.
In particular, dating and romantic relationships are something I love learning about.
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Latest family articles and help. Weekly CBN. You both feel the attraction building up. What do you do? Now is not the time to decide! You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be. Take II Cor. Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness?
Christian teens form all kinds of relationships. From friendships to dating, these are the years that Christian teens start building ties outside of the family. While these relationships are an exciting time for Christian teens, they also come with their own issues and hazards.
Talk I gave at Impact (youth ministry of Banstead Community Church) on the topic of dating.
February is definitely the month of LOVE. Here ya go! This blog is all about sharing the resources from my years in Student Ministry. If you would like all of these files more easily downloaded in one place on DropBox, email me at cdean libertylive. The only pool I could call my own is the aboveground my parents bought for my sister and me to swim in during the hot Alabama summers of my childhood.
This was not some wide, snazzy aboveground pool wrapped by a deck or anything like that; it was the cheapest, aluminum-sided, walk-through-the-grass-to-get-to-the-redneck-cooling-trough pool you could imagine. I will never forget the nasty algae that would stagnate and take over during the non-swimming. Before swimming again, we would have to shock the pool with all kinds of chemicals to kill the nastiness that had grown. When I was wrapping up at my former church, I received a Facebook message from a student at my new church.
Okay, maybe not. Last February I decided to try a series or book. So I downloaded the Kindle version and quickly read it. After seeing how incredibly practical the book is, I wanted to get it into the hands of every teenager in our ministry. I appreciate the solid content, and so did our small groups as they watched intently and leaned in to listen.
The question needs to be asked: “What is dating? What’s it for?” I assume what Josh is asking about is young men and women in their teenage.
Use this youth group lesson to teach teens that God shows us what true love should look like by the way He loves us. Looking for youth group lessons or Bible lessons for kids? Each team will have a bowl of conversations hearts start with 10 per student, or more, if you want this game to go on for a while! You will run to the bowl on the table and without using your hands drop the candy from your forehead into the bowl.
Act like? Think about? Hopefully it will include things like: they are all you can think about, you want to talk to them all the time, what to spend time together, etc. We can make our relationship with God about all kinds of things, but if we miss the fact that God wants us to love Him back, we miss the point.
Think of it this way… The Bible is really just a huge love story in which God, the creator of everything, just wants His people to love Him. One of the letters is to the church in Ephesus the book of Ephesians which was written to this church and they get what seems a pretty good report card.
Scripture: Galatians Denomination: Baptist. Dating is fast becoming the fashion of the day for many youths.
As a youth pastor, I get a front row seat to the morally murky waters of teenage dating. Last night at my youth group I taught from 2 Corinthians.
Looking to do sermon series on relationships at your church? Check out these 21 great ideas from churches around the world. The list starts below. There are tons of different ways to approach the topic, and a well-created series is a well-focused series. We also have tons of other relationship series ideas right here. Also, be sure to check out our e-book on developing a sermon series. You might even see yours at the top of this list, as we curate this page frequently. Jonathan Malm is the creator of SeriesIdeas.
Check out his devotional for creative minds, Created for More , and his book on welcoming first-time guests, Unwelcome.