Marriage goes back to the very beginning of the Bible where God creates Eve to be a helper to Adam. They enter into a one flesh union marked by willful covenant, relational and sexual intimacy. There are strong counter narratives of the essence of marriage in our culture today. Will we seek to understand and submit to God's final authority about marriage?
God not only created us for flourishing relationships. He created us to work. But how do we work with others while not reducing them to their performance at work? How can we have objectives in relationship while not objectifying one another?
This week we look at what The Bible has to say about dating relationships. This can be difficult since modern dating looks so different from biblical times. What does The Bible say about why we should date, who we should date and how we should date?
Relationships are in disrepair because of sin. But we are not without hope. Jesus, through His own blood on the cross, made possible a path to restored relationships: peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and restitution.