Singles go through cycles of relationships. Unfortunately, may singles have a thought process that is flawed and in need of transformation. God wants to break the cycle of relationship addiction and free singles to honor him.
things are permitted.” But face the facts: all things are not beneficial. So you say, “For me, all things are permitted.” Here’s my response: I will not allow anything to control me. 1 C O R I N T H I A N S 6 : 1 2
the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world – how she may please her husband.” (V. 34) • God’s ORDAINED way of propagating the human race is through SEX WITHIN MARRIAGE and certainly one can be married and still serve the Lord.
that one can give more….. •Resources - Any wealth that comes our way should be used to generously give (Mark 10:21) •Recognition - success or influence or talents that we have should be used to multiply His influence (Matthew 25:14-30) •Reservoir- strength or health we enjoy should be spent in His service (Philippians 2:14-17;Mark 8:35) • ….unto God than those who are married.
with just God. • You need a relationship to be happy. • You have a messiah complex or looking for one! • You’re looking for completion. • You’re pursuing “love” over your calling. • Your luggage is still packed. • The willingness to become what you’re not.
dimension to the normal range of feelings. 2. More trust in emotions and their effects. 3. Romance provides temporary mood swing. 4. Mood-swing controlled by the quantity of time in the relationship. 5. Romantic experiences is added to the list of priorities for the first time.
(sin) is introduced for the first time. (i.e. fornication, sexual perversion) 2. Increased tolerance 3. Trusted Friends subordinate to temporary romance. 4. Sin controls the quantity, quality & results of romantic relationships. 5. Getting in romantic relationships has increased importance. 6. List of priorities begins to change.
control; no longer predict outcome. 2. Violate principles; creates emotional pain. 3. Spontaneous rationalizations arise to hide these feelings. 4. Unidentified and unresolved negative feelings about self. 5. Increased infatuation with romantic relationships. 6. Lifestyle revolves around romantic relationships. 7. Change in friends or change in treatment with friends. 8. Number one priority is a relationship.
to survive, rather than euphoria. 2. Blackouts occur more frequently. 3. Relationship arrested development. 4. Physical addiction & paranoid thinking 5. Loss of desire to live; hopelessness. 6. Total conflict with values and moral codes. 7. Suicide potential is high.
No consideration of change. Proverbs 18:2 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” 2. Contemplation Stage: Ambivalent about changing or stopping. James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
I identify an assist person. “Baby Steps.”Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.” 2. Action Stage: Takes action and has desire to change. 1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”