“Life! for Singles” was developed as either a self study workbook or for use as part of a larger group or Sunday school class. The material is designed to help you examine your identity, character, friendships, relationships, sexuality, career and calling. It will lead you through some of the big questions helping you to look at who you are, where you are going and who you are taking with you. Specifically aimed at young singles, college students and young professionals this is the ideal tool to help you take time to evaluate your friendships and relationships and understand what they bring to influence your life.
The 9 flexible units can be completed over 9 weeks however you will get most out the course if you don’t rush it. Take time to think and pray about the material in each unit. The units are:
Who am I?: Understand that God made you and that He created you to be unique. Before you can search for the right one you need to become confident in who you are. You are made up of three parts: body, soul and spirit and each part is important. During this unit you will identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and learn how to maximize the positive and minimize the negative.
Why am I?: Through completing this unit you will understand that God not only exists but that He has cares for you and has a plan for you. You have been given a unique design with that plan in mind. Marriage might be part of God’s plan but it won’t be the end purpose so it is important that you discover your calling.
Be the right friend: Here we encourage you to consider your reputation as a friend and recognise your need to build strong long lasting friendships. This unit will help you recognise and remove destructive friendship patterns. You will also be encouraged to remove the masks you may be hiding behind.
Choose the right friends: In this unit you will learn that you can choose your friends and not just fall into friendships accidentally. You will be encouraged to evaluate your current friendships and how healthy they are. You will also be encouraged to nurture your friendships, recognize your need for friendship with God and understand that a good marriage is built on a good friendship.
Be the right one: You will be encouraged to change your focus from finding or choosing the “right one” to becoming the “right one” and endeavour to make true and lasting changes from the inside out.
Choose the right one: Recognise that choosing the right marriage partner is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make because you enter into a marriage covenant. This unit removes the myths associated with love and establishes truths which will help you to choose the right one.
The dating game: The participants are taught that their cultural expectations may not be the same as God’s plan. They are helped to understand the impact that recreational dating can have on someone’s life. They will learn how to pace and avoid racing into romantic relationships to avoid making poor relational decisions.
The reality of sexuality: Participants establish firm spiritual, emotional and physical boundaries to put God on the throne in the area of their sexuality. They learn about honour and character and identify the difference between love and lust. They are encouraged to choose to establish purposeful purity.
In the meantime: Participants learn what they should be doing now, not ‘just’ waiting but living life to the full.
The participants have exercises to complete to help them grow and develop in areas where they may be weak.