Sunday, March 7, 2010

Courtship Class!

Hello Dear Friends!

Tyler (my brother) and I are in the midst of a seven week Courtship Class! The Principal of our home school group is kindly teaching it. Friday was our first night, and I thought it was wonderful! :)

The first two weeks of the study will be on our relationship with God. On Friday, we learned about the seven giants in our lives, which we need to conquer before getting into a relationship. The seven giants are:
• Anger
• Guilt
• Lust
• Bitterness
• Greed
• Fear
• Envy

On Friday, we looked closely at Anger. We were able to break down what Anger is, and how to avoid it!
We were also given a book called "Seven Courtship Secrets for a Successful Marriage" by Mr. Bill Gothard, PH.D.

This is a wonderful book on Courtship!

I would like to share some information and Bible verses that came from the beginning of the book:
Not until you are content with being loved by God, will you have a deep soul relationship...

" Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
~ Mark 12:30 ~
Give yourself totally and unreservedly to Him!

"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple."
~ Psalm 27:4 ~
When you discover satisfaction in God, He will give you the perfect human relationship...

"You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."
~ Jeremiah 29:13 ~
Allow God to bring you the most thrilling plan existing! Continue to watch Him, expecting great things...

" However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him."
~ 1 Corinthians 2:9 ~
Don't look at the things that others have gotten. Instead, look upon the Lord and wait. You don't want to miss what He gives you!

"Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You."
~ Psalm 73:25 ~
Wait for God to give you that special person.Your relationship with God is the perfect love!

" You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
~ Psalm 16:11 ~

I would also like to quote a section from Seven Courtship Secrets for a Successful Marriage.

"A Christian girl whom a young man wants to marry is actually a princess, because she is a daughter of the King of Kings."

This quote made me feel quite special, and I hope it had the same affect on you! :)

We were asked to memorize the following Bible verse:

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."
~ Romans 8:37 ~

This is a wonderful verse from God's Word to memorize!


I hope you are having a blessed Lord's Day! Thank you, my dear readers, for visiting my blog! You all mean so much to me. Remember, God loves each and every one of you so very much! :)

Many Blessings,

~ If you are interested in purchasing Seven Courtship Secrets for a Successful Marriage, you can visit the following website:
Click here.

~ Also, if you are interested in reading more about Mr. Bill Gothard and what he has to say on Courtship, you can visit his website:
Click here.


Unknown Artist said...

Yep! Gothard has some good things to say on courtship that's for sure! The class sounds great!

Shannon said...

Hi Jenna!
Many wonderful insights.... the quotes and scriptures were a blessed reminder to train our hearts right now to love the Lord, and,if in His will, we will one day have someone to share our lives with. It is so very sorrowful how many youth give their hearts away before they truly understand... they are like a rose bud, not fully developed yet, and if opened right away their beauty and fragrence is so much less compared to what it could have been if they had waited and let the rose open in God's perfect timing.(Note: I did not make this up, it is is in a book)=D May we challenge today's modern views on this subject, and may we be the lights in this world.

Rachel Grace said...

Hi Jenna!
Great post, I actually have never heard of the Bill Gothard book, but I will have to book mark this post so that I can look at it in the future. Thank you!
Rachel Grace

Lauren Brittany said...

These are GREAT verses, Jenna! Thanks for posting; it sounds like a really great series! :D Bill Gothard has some great insight.


P.S. We need to get together soon!

Simply Vintagegirl said...

Dear Jenna,
Thank you for sharing these verses! I hope you courtship class continues to go well.

It was delightful to meet you at the SOS conference! I hope you and your family are doing well!

Joyfully in Christ,
Emily Rose

Lindsay said...

Hi Jenna,
I've tagged you! I'm not sure if you do tags or not, but I thought I'd go on and tag you anyway. :)