Seminars & Trainings | Lovestruck Movement
LOVESTRUCK is a Bible-based seminar on love, courtship, dating, marriage and responsible sexuality. Since , more than , youth (in-school and out. Dating, courtship and marriage from God's perspective. In fact, if you really love and respect her, you would never put her in a place where there could be even. "Love, courtship, and marriage" seminar held at Jesus Our Faithful Lord is still far off, it is probably too early to begin dating or courtship.
Be always at guard young ones. One may seem to think of harmless friendships but out actions may beg to differ. Chaperoned time together, usually at family home, church or approved events. What should a Seventh-Day Adventist youth do? Maximize your singleness for God. Be a Virtuous Woman.
God fearing and diligent in home duties, trustworthy and time conscious, wise in speech, her beauty, charm and manners radiates. Be a Virtuous Man. He does not allow lust to his heart and eyes. Does not enrich himself through deceit. Not defiled morally or sexually. He is kind and generous to the needy. He is honorable and he disdains hypocrisy.
Financially able to start a family. Do not have a romantic relationship with someone who is an unbeliever. The man should initiate he relationship and the woman will only respond if he passes the biblical standard.
Use modern technology wisely, carefully and prayerfully. Pursue only someone you love.
Then she talked about marriage and the likely challenges one might face. Giving a lot of personal examples, she told the girls what to expect and how not to fall into the usual traps. The rules are more or less the same but each person has to adapt it to her own situation. She also mentioned the 3Fs in Marriage: Faithfulness, Fidelity and Fruitfulness, each leading to the other. One other issue she dwelt on was waiting for the right man. A lot of girls because they are under a lot of pressure to go into marriage end up with the wrong person for the wrong reasons.
She gave a very graphic demonstration of the implication of premarital sex especially with multiple partners The thought of it makes me shiver! The girls got the message! She further gave very practical ways to avoid premarital sex while dating and especially during courtship and as usual there were more stories for emphasis.
After one and half hours of talk, it was time for questions. The girls raised some vital issues like dating someone from a different tribe or faith and also on the need for parental consent before getting serious with anyone. These questions were all tackled in detail to the delight of the girls. Premarital sex is expected. You are not a real man unless you attract women and have one hanging on your arm.
You're not a real woman unless you can attract a man. Children having sex with children and having more children is a common statement. If anyone can find anywhere in the Word of God that dating as we understand it today is scriptural I would like to see it.
That does not mean you can't meet and get to know members of the opposite sex. But for you men the Word is clear that you treat women with respect and as sisters. You don't decide you like her and drive off to Lookout Point even if she wants to.
You don't want the girl that is willing to break her vow before God and you are doing the same. In fact, if you really love and respect her, you would never put her in a place where there could be even a hint of sexual immorality. The devil is a lair and the accuser of the Saints.
He does not care that nothing has happened between you and her. He will slander her and you if you give him the chance. A Godly husband protects his wife; a Godly man protects his sister. He does not take his sister out and then make out with her. Same goes for you women. Do you want a man who is willing to break his vow before Almighty God because he is more interested in a cop and feel?
What makes you think all his great, loving statements and vows to you are true? If you have to use your body and how far will you go to keep him around, you don't want him around. Give both him and your insecurity the boot. If you are not to the point in your Christian walk with the Lord Jesus Christ that you have purposed to sacrifice your will and have chosen to follow His then you are not yet mature enough and the results of your self-willed actions will be disastrous for both of you.
To put it bluntly, if you have not already decided to follow God's Word Christ you are in for one hell of a life, because you will reap what you sow. Both now and forever. IF you are a Christian, that means you have voluntarily chosen to be measured by a different ruler. It's called the Word of God, not what the world thinks is right. Our society for the most part condones premarital sex. God does not; He condemns it. Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 Nor cheats swindlers and thievesnor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. Being led by your feelings is just plain foolish. Feelings come and go, feelings change.
Family Series (1): Dating, Courtship and Marriage
Don Francisco sang a song that said "love is not a feeling, it's an act of the will" and that is true. Jesus did not go to the cross because He felt like it. He went because it was the Father's will; He went because He loved us. This does not mean you won't have feelings for each other but true love is not feelings alone. It is a commitment.
Family Series (1): Dating, Courtship and Marriage | AFARA LEADERSHIP CENTRE
We as Christians are commanded to be led by the Holy Spirit, not by how we feel. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God].
It all begins here. If you are truly His son or His daughter you lay down your life and your desires and accept His will and His desires.
Dating? Courtship? Marriage?
This is for every area of your life. God has a plan for you that He started before the world began and it will go on for eternity.
He knows what is best for you no matter what you think is best for you. My definition of what dating is today is "experimenting," and experiments of this nature can easily get out of control.
You go looking for what your limited human understanding and flesh wants and thinks will make you happy.
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God knows every fiber of your being and character. He knows what you will be like one, five, ten, twenty years from now. You do not, and He knows His plan and what will make you truly happy. There are plenty of things a brother and sister can do together to get to know each other without giving the devil a chance to accuse you. Remember, Satan is evil, not stupid. Try doing things together that advance the Gospel of Christ since that is the will of God for every Christian.
Point being for as long as you are left on earth your purpose is to reconcile the world to Christ and you do that His way by following His will. Relationships, jobs, schooling, He knows the full plan, not you.