I pointed out that before we stand before a minister and answer that question, we must be involved in the process and shepherd our children through a gospel lens.Alistair Begg once said, “How do we expect our children who needed our help picking out socks just a few short years ago to pick out a mate without our assistance.” Sermon #2 – Pastor Ric Blazi Ric preached from Genesis 2 and used supporting texts from the life of Ruth and Boaz, Samson, and Jacob.
Therefore, he encouraged us to refrain from hearing the indictment of Matthew 19:4 – “Have you not read?
” We must read the Bible and teach it to our children.
The recreational dating routine became popularized sometime over the last 100 years.
Before that, finding a mate was done in a much more controlled and tame manner – even outside of the church among unbelievers.
I preached from Genesis 2 and outlined the way God created Eve and presented her to Adam as his wife.
The way God presented her reveals the importance and sacredness of marriage.But those who have followed it—or similar teachings from other men—will testify not only that it works but also that it is better.This material is therefore wonderfully helpful for both parents and youth on the issue of dating.He pointed out that God created a unique mate for Adam – unlike any of the other creative work before her. Ric did a good job of presenting the real struggles and challenges that happen in our modern dating practices.She was unlike the animals, but she was like Adam – yet different. Drama is often a normality in our recreational dating, and it usually doesn’t end well.Although David admitted to being in the minority on the “no exception for divorce” position, his point was well received – we can’t run to divorce to save us in times of hardship and pain.