The issue of God’s sovereignty can always be so confusing in premarital relationships. Are singles supposed to sit back and wait on God to bring along the right person, or are we supposed to find them ourselves? It can get real tricky late in the relationship when you’re trying to figure out if God wants you married or if you’ve made everything happen yourself. Nevertheless, we desperately depend on His control! Continue reading
The biggest criticism I get about my ministry is that I’m not reaching out enough to our girls. I preach a lot with our guys in mind and hang out with them a lot to make sure they are growing as godly, masculine, and manly kind of guys. Besides, I’d just be one weird and awkward youth pastor if I spent all that kind of time with the girls! Throughout church history, the church has always been filled with godly men who lead the church and their families. But this message is for our ladies to be godly, feminine, and teach them how to get their Boaz. Guys need to read this to get this kind of girl. Continue reading
It’s the greatest love story of all time! Every time I hear a Christian say that about this movie, it makes me want to vomit…or smack some sense into them (in the name of Jesus of course). The Notebook is NOT a great love story whatsoever. The girl falls in love with a boy, gets moved away by her parents, meets another guy and gets engaged to him, meets back up with first boy, gets into a sexual relationship with him, later breaks up with fiancé, and ends up dying with husband (who is first boy) in nursing home. That is not a great love story, that’s a story of unfaithful cheating to a marriage commitment.
Relationships, dating, and marriage is always on most every teenager’s mind. They are in search for a great love story to inspire them. They need a clear, real, and biblical example of a romantic relationship before marriage. That’s the book of Ruth!
I see 7 helpful hints (truths) regarding a pre-marriage relationship in Ruth 1 – 2. Continue reading