To read the first part of this post click HERE.
Okay, so yesterday and today we are talking love. Real love versus manufactured, syrupy, romance-movie infatuation. Any of you that have been married more than, like, fifteen minutes know that there IS a difference! True love…..well, here’s the best definition I can think of:
2 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast;
it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
and then in verse 13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
What a standard!
So, back to yesterday’s post – I did a survey in our very-sheltered, run-of-the-mill Christian youth group. I’ll pit this group against any – they are GREAT kids! (Not perfect obviously, but they consistently impress me and give me hope for my little one(s)!)
I asked seven questions about love, dating and the role of parents. It was intended to be easy and could be finished within two minutes.
Here’s the results of our very-unscientific, but very telling survey:
Now, there are some ups and downs of these results – and I want to get into those – but I’ll save the analysis for the next post!! What are your thoughts so far??
Update: For Part 3, click HERE!