series on dating
Tonight we started a new series: Guys and Girls.
I found the following graphic on Flickr, but since it was copyrighted, I emailed the owner (Chad) to see if I could use it. Fortunately, he responded quickly and was gracious enough to give me permission.
I added the topics and dates (click on the image to see a larger size). I also “cloned” the girl’s shirt to cover her barely exposed stomach (probably not necessary, but I didn’t want to have any issues). The original is here, for comparison. It’s cleaner and I like it that way, but I wanted to include the dates. I figure the trade-off is worth it if it means that students know what topics are going to be covered.
I had been planning on this series for weeks, but with our Winter Retreat just a week and a half ago, I didn’t have time to design anything. The “guys and girls” image fit great, so I’m thankful to Chad for his help.
I might have gotten permission to use the image, but tonight I basically “stole” my wife’s message called The Four Knows of Dating.
- Know God – we are made in His image and reflect Him
- Know Yourself – figure out who you are and don’t conform to what others want you to be
- Know your Parents – ask them about their love story and what expectations they have for you as you date
- Know your Standards – determine your guidelines and standards for dating now–before you are faced with a difficult decision