151: Date to Mate: How to Avoid Unhealthy Relationship Threats
After 30+ years of marriage that includes the raising of three healthy, Christian adult children, Caesar (and his wife Tina) have learned some valuable lessons to pass on to your kids–or live by yourself–when it comes to creating relationships that last.
In this episode of the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll help parents and their kids understand the important differences between dating, courtship, engagement, and marriage. This will help you avoid untold, unhealthy relationship threats.
Asking God to give you his heart and mind on this, as you prepare yourself or your kids for marriage someday, will help ensure that false hopes and unrealistic expectations aren’t brought into your marriage.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- Simple distinctions between dating and courtship. (And it doesn’t look like marriage-lite!)
- The real purpose of an engagement period prior to marriage.
- 7 key areas of married life that should be addressed before setting the “date”.
- How marriage is a powerful picture of the Gospel.
- Why biblical marriage is between a man and a woman.
God has given us marriage as a gift and blessing! And his desire has always been to show what he is really like in the world and magnify his image and glory–not ours. Trusting in his timing for his purpose is the beginning of a long and healthy relationship.
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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #151
Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources
Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources