Designed for Purity 6 – Dating and Relationships (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has created and designed marriage and sex for his glory and as a picture of the gospel God has created and designed marriage and sex for the good of the married couple Intimacy, sacrifice, spiritual growth, trust, humility, provision, support, pleasure Marriage and sex are desirable by design, but how and …

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Designed for Purity 5 – Relationship between Parents and Children

God’s Created Order God has designed the structure of the family for his glory and its individual’s spiritual growth Parents provide love and spiritual training for their children Children grow as they obey their parents, receive their parent’s discipline, and ask questions The loving care of a father and mother pictures God’s care and training …

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Designed for Purity 2 – Biblical Roles for Husbands, Wives, and Children (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has created order in the world (gravity, math, light, sound, seasons) and in our families God has created men and women for different roles, especially inside of the family (Gen 1:26-27) As image-bearers, we honor God and represent God by obeying our roles (Eph 5:22-6:4) As image-bearers, we have different roles …

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Raising Your Children with the Help of Idols

Parenting is full of rough seas, from stress-filled dinners to the backlash from a teen to joylessness to a child's habitual, embarrassing disobedience. Parents can feel overwhelmed by it all, as if they are trapped in an ever-shifting, unsolvable puzzle and the only other sentient beings alongside them are their rebellious children. It is in these difficult or perplexing times parents turn to what they truly believe will offer them help, thus these are the times that parents are tempted to turn to their idols for help in raising their kids.

A Moral Review of Snapchat [and a few questions for assessing the value of other apps]

Snapchat has a commanding reign over our youth's social media intake - 83% of teens regularly use Snapchat and most of them open the app at least 25 times a day for at least 30 minutes per day (but I am going to guess it is higher than that). For these stats and more check …

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