The 4-1-1. (or, as Kevin likes to say, "The Down-low on Hook-ups.") These next few weeks, Kevin and Melanie will be taking the teens through a soul-searching study of biblical dating and relationships. It is evident that the message our culture sends students concerning their sexuality is completely opposing God’s plan for a sacred marriage. We invite all of our teens and their friends to join us as we share plenty of stories and engage in some deep discussions along the way. Come with every question you always wanted to ask but were afraid to. J This is a series you really don’t want to miss!
Last week we took an anonymous survey that will allow Kevin and Melanie to assess where all of you teens are at--what you've heard, thought about, experienced, and wish to talk about (or not!) We appreciate your honest answers.
Our conversation focus this past Sunday was "WHO should you date?" Everyone wrote down many of the specific attributes they want in a future spouse. (How should that person act, what character qualities should they possess, what interests would you like them to share with you, etc).
Then they took note of the guy or girl who they are currently interested in. Comparing the two may have been eye opening for some of us. Kevin and Mel challenged everyone to actually go home and continue working on a list of qualities they want their future husband or wife to have as well as a list of those "deal breaker" qualities (that is, if a guy or girl does this or has this quality there is NO relationship possibility.) And once you have your list, DON'T settle. You deserve the best--the filet mignon--so don't sink to the level of second best--the hotdog of relationships. :)
THIS Sunday we're looking at the topic of "HOW should you date?" What examples do you follow for how to date? What boundaries and guidelines do Scripture show us and which ones do you want to set up for yourselves? Answering that timeless question among dating individuals: "How far is too far?" Should be a greatly insightful night! Go ahead and bring some friends with you. We know everyone is interested in the topic of dating and we welcome different thoughts and perspectives as we explore the standards God has for our lives--offering protection and guidance for our own good!
Join us, won't you?!