Presentation on theme: "So Ya Wanna Go Out? Part 1. According to teenagers today, how important is it to date?"— Presentation transcript:
So Ya Wanna Go Out? Part 1
According to teenagers today, how important is it to date?
Can the dating relationships that you have now affect the rest of your life?
That we allow Him the freedom to Control this area of our lives.
His desire is that we turn our Entire date life and future marriage plans over to him.
Is God in control of your dating relationships? If He is, what is the evidence of this? If God is not in control, how would it change things if He was?
It is absolutely impossible to have a truly successful dating relationship without Jesus Christ in Complete Control!
“But seek first His Kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
YOUR GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND CANNOT MEET YOUR NEEDS.
Ps 73: Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. NIV
It is very easy to feel the pressure from friends and this world, and panic. We often might feel that God may not ever give us someone to date or even marry.
The 7 habits of highly DEFECTIVE Dating.
Dating leads to INTIMACY but not necessarily COMMITMENT.
Dating tends to skip the FRIENDSHIP stage of a relationship.
Dating often mistakes a PHYSICAL relationship for LOVE.
Dating often ISOLATES a couple from other vital relationships.
Dating, in many cases, distracts young people from their responsibility of preparing for the future.
Dating can cause a discontentment with God’s gift of SINGLENESS.
Dating creates an artificial environment for evaluating another persons character.
Eph 4:22-24 throw off your old evil nature-the old you that was a partner in your evil ways-rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. 23 Now your attitudes and thoughts must all be constantly changing for the better. 24 Yes, you must be a new and different person, holy and good. Clothe yourself with this new nature. TLB
5 attitude changes that will help you avoid Defective Dating:
Every relationship is an opportunity to model Christ’s LOVE.
My unmarried years are a GIFT from God.
Intimacy is the reward of COMMITMENT. I don’t need to pursue a romantic relationship before I’m ready for marriage.
I cannot “OWN” someone outside of marriage.
I will avoid situations that could compromise the purity of my body and mind.
Heb 12:1 Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. NIV