THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE
UNDERSTANDING THE EVER-CHANGING AND MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF ROMANCE.
It may be none of our business. What you do, what you think, how you struggle, who you love—your love life is your choice. But where do you go when you need help? Where do you go when your heart is crushed? Who do you turn to for new ideas on romance? In this message, we explore why it might be for your very best—and the best of everyone you care about—if you live your love a little more publicly.
Everywhere we turn, it seems like “single” isn’t the ideal relationship status—whether it’s the numerous dates your roommates go on, the romantic movies that paint “finding Mr. or Miss Right” as the ultimate happy ending or just an anxious mother wanting you to “settle down”. Until you meet and marry “the One”, life might feel like it’s in a holding pattern. In this message, we uncover why being “single” may be so much greater than anyone’s told you—and why discovering your greatest adventure in life shouldn’t have to wait for anyone to come along.
It’s a jungle out there. The dating “scene” is a frustrating mix of roulette, maze, hide-and-go-seek and masquerade ball. How is it possible any more to find, let alone marry a great person? Believe it or not, God doesn’t expect you to lower your expectations and dreams just to settle down. In this message, we’ll talk about how to experience great romance before you tie the knot—and why it all starts before the first date.
We all remember it.
The first time.
We remember the awkwardness, the terror, the shock, the giggles.
No, we’re not talking about “IT”.
We’re talking about the first time someone really tried to talk to you about “IT” (outside the information you were getting from some friends, of course).
It’s was likely a parent, maybe a bitter PE teacher. “The Talk” probably filled in the necessary blanks, but it might not have covered why “IT” is so mysterious and exciting and “hands off”.
In this “The Talk”, we’re going to discover why “IT” is worth the nerves.
Though it only affects a small percentage of the population, each person within that small percentage matters. Why have members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/transsexual) community felt unwelcome and even targeted by followers of a man who preached love to outsiders and religious people alike? In this message, Joseph explores how the reasons may be obvious, the actions and words unforgettable; but before we give up hope, the remarkable solution may lie in the same place that created the division to begin with.
The build up to the wedding day can be thrilling—so many expectations, dreams, goals, hopes. After the streamers are put away and the wedding cake digested? Different story. So many marriages struggle. So many marriages disappoint. And, frankly, so many marriages end. Is there a way to struggle-proof marriage? Probably not. But is there a way to divorce and devastation and affair-proof it? Absolutely. In this message, Joseph shares the one principle marriages have been succeeding with for centuries.