For many of us, dating is more confusing and stressful than it has ever been, but the longing for an intimate relationship is still there. How can we navigate the risks of dating in a healthy way? This week, Pastor Ben Stuart continues in our new series by examining the relationship displayed in Song of Solomon and showing us how to date in a way that honors the other person and gives glory to God. Key Verses // Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5
Our culture increasingly promotes a liberated sexuality that starkly contrasts God's design for sex. But we are often conflicted because of our own desires and temptations. As followers of Jesus, how are we meant to view to sex in this modern day? This week, Pastor Ben Stuart continues in our series by teaching us through the wedding night of the young couple in Song of Solomon, and reminds us that God designed sex for our enjoyment, within the confines of a covenant marriage. Key Verses // Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1
Relationships will constantly drift away from intimacy and towards isolation, but the fear of conflict drives many of us to inaction. How can we overcome our fear and intentionally work to cultivate healthy relationships? This week, Pastor Ben Stuart continues in our series through Song of Solomon and explores the ways that a healthy approach to conflict can actually strengthen our relational bonds. Key Verses // Song of Solomon 5:2 - 6:13
The desire for marriage is strong in many of our lives, but it comes with a fear that the spark of love will fade away. How can we cultivate intimacy in our relationships that will continue to flourish over time? This week, Pastor Ben Stuart picks back up in Song of Solomon and demonstrates some of the principles that will help us deepen our marital love through the years, and help us avoid the slow disintegration of relationships we see in the culture around us. Key Verses // Song of Solomon 6:13-8:4
What is Love?
This week, as we finish up our time in Song of Solomon, Pastor Ben Stuart addresses one of the major questions that has undergirded the entire series: what is love? Examining the relationship of the couple in Song of Solomon, Pastor Ben explores seven different ways that our relationships should mirror God's design for intimacy. Key Verses // Song of Solomon 8:5-14