A Biblical View of Guy/Girl Relationships
What does God’s Word say about relationships? We will look at the importance of relationships, and relationships that are blessed by God. It actually says a lot more than you think about this subject in God’s Word.
Erasing Hollywood’s Model/Discovering God’s Model
“Hollywood places you on a downward Spiral of failure- one of looking for the right person, only to never find that person. It always ends in failure and disappointment.” – Cary Schmidt
God’s Model is “Becoming the right person.”
A Wonderful Someday
We will look at the importance of sowing right seeds now, so you can enjoy a future better than you can imagine someday. Unfortunately, many teens lose ground that they can never recover again. Preparation for a wonderful marriage starts now!
Choose God’s Will, “Right person at the right time.”
Many times we try to rush the cycle in relationships, and end up missing out on God’s Will. Sometimes, we think our will is better than God’s. In this lesson, we will see how God always gives the best. We have to trust His timing and plan for us.
Restraint is what keeps our emotions in check. Without Guidelines, your emotions will be out of control heading for a destructive end. It is dangerous to have unlimited talking/texting time with the opposite gender.
“Purity is always smart, impurity is always stupid; not sometimes, not usually, but always. You are not an exception, I’m not an exception. There are no exceptions.” – Randy Alcorn
God’s plan for purity is no sex before marriage, and no sex outside of marriage. God commands us to “flee fornication.” In other words, run away from impurity! Staying pure before marriage is well worth it.
This chapter deals with the temptation to “give an inch” with touching, but in reality you will give up a mile. “Restraining physical desires before marriage, is best proof that you can keep them in bounds after marriage.” – Cary Schmidt
Your relationship with your parents will many times indicate your relationship one day with your spouse. If you can’t honor them and get along with them, you won’t be able to get along with your spouse someday. It is vital to build Christ honoring relationships in your home now as a teenager.
Setting the Right Pace
Cary Schmidt puts it like this,
The two steps to a right pace – set boundaries for your self, and get outside help. You must have them both, and you must submit to authority when you think they are being unreasonable. They are acting in your best interest. And they are right!