This 101 Fundamentals participant workbook is part one of a two-part training program designed for clergy and spiritual teachers.
When I typed out these words as an idea for an article on abstinence, I realized this was a difficult topic to get people talking about.
When I asked my peers to share their stories, few were virgins with no sexual history, and even fewer wanted to talk about it. Recounting my own sin made me feel like the chief of hypocrites.
Yet, at the same time, I knew couples who did it right.
Description: Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
He blessed them, and one of the first commands He gave them was to "be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis -28).
So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.
It is intended to cover fundamental principles of healthy boundaries in pastoral and teaching relationships.
Others feel that dating can be a positive experience for teens provided they are mature enough and the parents know and trust the dating partner.
Before deciding how you're going to proceed, it's crucial to realize that contemporary dating is radically different from what it was when the majority of today's parents were kids.
Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations.
When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: Can I set limits and still be a loving person?