T-Life Guide
The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating | Week 1: The Right Person Myth | April 8 - 14
In this 4-week series, The New Rules for Sex, Love and Dating, we will explore the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating and marriage in the twenty-first century. Best of all, we'll offer some of the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating will challenge singles and couples to step up and set a new standard for relationships.
Main Point
Having a right relationship with the "right person" requires becoming the right person first.
Discussion Questions
  1. Let's talk about the "the sex talk." Did someone ever have that talk with you and if so, what was it like?
  2. When it comes to love and marriage, who influenced your ideas the most? Was it a parent, a grandparent, peers, TV etc? Share that with your group.
  3. What do you wish you knew about relationships now that you didn't know when you when you were younger? And what advice would you give to a young person today about love and marriage?
  4. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. In this passage, we find a list of qualities that are characteristics of the "right person." Which of these qualities is most difficult for you? Which quality do you value most in someone you want to date, or if married, your spouse?
  5. In his sermon, Ronnie kept saying that we need to practice to become better at these characteristics as well as the importance of growing up and no longer acting like a child. What does this mean for you and how would this change your relationships and/or marriage?
  6. With everything discussed so far, go around the room and share with the group one action you need to take this week to help strengthen your relationships? (If married, share your answer to this question in regards to your marriage.)
Next Step Challenge
Honestly consider the answer to these questions: would you want to be married to you? Will you be intentional about becoming the right person first? If so, will you share it with someone or another couple who will hold you accountable?
Key Verse
1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
All Other Scripture References
1 Corinthians 13:4-7,11
For a full recap of Sunday's sermon with media, visit the The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating - The Right Person Myth page.
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