Christian dating curriculum
In this study, Louie Giglio explores the fundamental question of what makes us relatable to others.
He shows how God can change our perspective on relationships, give us greater purpose in dating and marriage, bring us peace in the midst of conflict, and help us restore relationships that seem broken beyond repair.
But God, in the Bible, doesn’t avoid the topic of sex or say that it is bad.
Instead, God has a positive view of sex and also specific guidelines about how to express your sexuality.
Here’s how it went down: A couple of singles came to my office one afternoon with a deliberate request in mind: “Brian, we would like you to lead the singles ministry.” I gave them my “I feel your pain” look and said, “I wish I could” (yes, a big fat lie), “but I’m too busy with all my other responsibilities.” But they persisted.
A few weeks later they asked again, and I made the mistake pastors never want to make. The moment they happily skipped out of my office, my head hit the desk. I had even told God that, which, if you don’t know, usually destines you for a career in that very field.
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What was once frowned upon is now an accepted part of Western culture, and sex education usually means learning about “safe sex,” and how to take steps to avoid unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
But you have probably noticed that education about “safe sex” hasn’t protected those around you from experiencing hurt and broken relationships as they have experimented sexually.
When I thought of singles ministry, the thoughts weren’t happy ones. What comes to your mind when you hear “Singles Ministry”?
In a recent reader survey on the state of singles ministry in today’s churches, only 12 responses out of 700 could be classified as “positive.” The others echoed comments like: “Ugh.” “Heartbreaking! I went into singles ministry with these same thoughts.
Just as married couples face challenges and sometimes need guidance for growing a marriage relationship, Christian singles have their own set of challenges and questions that need answering.