This is the area of our site that provides free resources collected from a variety of leaders because we know there are a lot of words and ideas to talk about when it comes to love, sex, relationships, singleness, marriage, struggles, and life in general. In our world there are lots of places to educate yourself and sometimes the information and ideas that you have might be based on poor information. We hope that the resources here will help you grow your faith in God.
Playing on the encyclopedia theme, we have chosen 5 categories that rhyme under Sexipedia including Circumstance, Freelance, Romance, Advance and Expanse.
We are not always victims of circumstance. The place that we find ourselves is sometimes a consequence of the choices we’ve made. There are also some circumstances that we are born into and unavoidable. Poverty, Sexual Abuse, Lack of Education, Broken Families, Betrayal and Pain. The tools here are to help you avoid the dangerous traps that we fall into. You will learn ways to get up even if you have fallen hard. Remember that in every circumstance, regardless of our sin, God is with us. We need to trust that God is in control.
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Phil 4:11b-13
A common view of singleness is that it’s a temporary period before moving onto dating, courting and eventually marriage. So, it’s often viewed as a status that is missing something. However, that is not absolutely true. We need to alter our view of singleness and remember that the root word in freelance is free. This area of our site will be dedicated to helping you discover the joy and freedom in your life whether it is a temporary stage or a lifelong choice. Viewing the term from an occupational perspective we can see that freelancers sometimes make a higher wage, earn more and have more freedom in regards to time. Whether you will choose to be married in the future of enjoy your singleness, this is a time to invest in others, grow personally, know God more intimately, travel, read two books every week and be a True Love Waits Philippines Volunteer!
Too often people quote the bible for their own purposes. Jeremiah is one of those instances. Here is a verse that is not often quoted. Jeremiah 16:1-2 The word of the Lord came to me: “You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.
Some would cry if that was spoken to them. But it was a great call for Jeremiah.
What do you think of when you hear the word ROMANCE? Is it novels with passion and hot summer nights? Often that type of romance is focused on emotions and satisfying a person. It’s also usually fiction. There is nothing wrong with satisfying someone you love. However, we need to recognize that intimate relationships between two committed people should be centered on God. Its also important to know that we need to consider at what age romance is appropriate. As an example romancing someone in high school with no long term commitment is probably not centered on God. Once you’ve established that point then living selflessly for one another is extremely important. Romance directed toward this person is wonderful. This area of our site will have resources to help you consider ways to enrich your relationship and allowing it to bring glory to God. You might say this type of romance is Revolutionary Love!
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
At True Love Waits Philippines our goal is to move you forward in connecting you with God’s plan for absolute purity. This means a couple of things, the first of which is that it is only by grace alone, through faith alone for God alone that you might have a relationship with Him. So the first meaning of absolute purity is that you will become completely righteous through what Christ did on the cross for you. A second way to view absolute purity is not just from the purity/virginity perspective but in the practical sanctifying process. Confessing Christ is the first step that Jesus accomplishes in you by reaching out to you. But the advance that you can really participate in is in growing in your knowledge and then applying that knowledge of what God wants for your life. We hope these resources help you experience God’s powerful changes in your life.
The Apostle Paul had one singular focus that we can see in Romans 15:18 “For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed”
Many can confess Christ and know him. But becoming like Christ was the goal for the Apostle Paul.
Not everyone has the opportunity to be married and there is no guarantee if married that all will have children. In the bible, the expanse is the word that God used for the heavens. But it’s also the image that God used when he made his covenant with Abram in Genesis 15:5 “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be”. In Deuteronomy 6, God highlights the importance of the next generation of God’s children. It’s easy to discover that God’s plan for children is to make disciples. The resources that you will find here may help you discover God’s majesty in your marriage and his commission for you to disciple your children. True Love Waits Philippines will help you with articles to grow in these areas so that you can be the primary teacher and mentor to your children. We have resources for True Love Waits Parents to use on retreats with their children, to help you understand that your children will go into battle for God’s kingdom.
Psalm 127:3-4 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.