Relationship seminar part 1

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After much anticipation, we had the relationship seminar part 1 yesterday. I was most grateful for the active participation of all the young adults. It is always encouraging to have an interactive and attentive audience. And Thanks be to God who revealed the message to us, I too have learned a lot from both the preparation and presentation.

BRIEF SUMMARY
- Relationship issues can perhaps be related to traffic lights, sometimes they are clearly GREEN, RED but a lot of the times they are YELLOW.
- This is how we know what Love is: Romans 5:8.1 Corinthians 13: 4-8.
- In Hebrew: Eros= sensual/sexual love (Physical attraction) Phileo = friendship/family love Agape = unconditional love. And different forms of relationships have different weightings of these components.
- Friendships. Proverbs 17:17. A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. commitment to fulfil the responsibility of a friend care for the welfare of the friend affection Brother- sister in Christ Commitment to fulfil the responsibility of a fellow-believer in Christ Care for the spiritual growth of that individual. Marriage Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. (Intended for MALE AND FEMALE) Commitment to fulfil the responsibility God ordains for the husband/wife Care and concern for the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental welfare of marriage partner. Relationship-dating (Suggested by bible scholars) not to be confused with casual dating
- Sticky tape example.
- Before a relationship: 2 Corinthians 6: 14. “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers…” Guarding our hearts (Ps 119: 37; Provs 4:23-25; Prov 22:5; 1 Cor 16:13; 2 Tim 1:14)

- When the lights are yellow, slow down. Think. Pray. Ask for advice- spiritual advice is important (bible, mature brothers and sisters in christ), pray some more. The bible gives guidance, you can choose to heed or not.

WHAT I LEARNED IN THE PREPARATION
- That everyone has different styles of presenting
- Sometimes, you may have to adjust your own style in order to make it easier to work as part of a team
- Boys and girls view relationships differently
- Good problems solving requires a good conceptualisation of the problem
- But concrete answers are also important.



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