It’s Complicated Series
Whether you have grown up inside or outside the church, we all seem to have preprogrammed ideas about sex and relationships built into our operating systems. It simplifies human intimacy too much, when in all reality it's complicated. And some of these preprogrammed ideas are actually harmful to our souls and keep us inside belief systems that can self destruct our relationships. In this series we look at four of these myths we commonly hold onto and what our faith actually says about them, dismantling the myths and reconstructing life around the truth has the power to change everything.
Join us each Sunday at 9:00 or 10:15am at Celebration Cinema in Mt Pleasant!
IT’S COMPLICATED - Week 1: You Complete Me
Jason Raitz, September 8th, 2019
Solitude and loneliness are not the same thing. We live in a society that glorifies romantic relationships into a necessity, and it has cost us our ability to be comfortable in our own skin without a significant other validating our worth. Jesus asks that we practice our faith, not for an audience to try and impress someone or become validated by someone else, but for God. If we learn to sit alone with God and confidently define ourselves, we will be better in all our relationships, including romantic ones.
IT’S COMPLICATED - Week 2: I’m Not A Mind Reader
Jason Raitz, September 15th, 2019
One of the biggest things that hurt relationships is a lack of communication! If we could just read each other's minds, that would be so helpful! One of the best things we can do for our relationships is to take the time to know and understand our partners love language. When we know that, we can communicate with them in a way that helps them the most. In order to do this, both sides need to humble themselves and learn how to really listen.
IT’S COMPLICATED - Week 3: Damaged Goods
Jason Raitz, September 22nd, 2019
Sexual activity or inactivity does not define your value. The modern purity movement glorified chastity and virginity into an idol. Many of those who "saved themselves for marriage" believed in a "happily-ever-after" fairy tale ending that never quite worked out like the Beverly Lewis Christian romance novels. The truth is, sexual intimacy is an ongoing, complicated, and often painful journey into vulnerability. While chastity is a strength, it is not the defining virtue that gives you value as a partner.
IT’S COMPLICATED - Week 4: King of the Castle
Jason Raitz, September 29th, 2019
The man is the decision maker and whatever the man says go, right? I mean, he is the head of the household. But, what if the man takes this too far and doesn't learn how to mutually submit? If he doesn't, he'll just go along and pretend that everything is a ok when it isn't. Mutual submission is a beautiful thing and can change marriages and bring so much joy and life to them!