More Than Friends - Week 3
Breaking up is hard to do. And whether you’re in a relationship now or will be in one in the future, a breakup is almost inevitable at some point in the future. And while all breakups are difficult, they don’t have to cause permanent damage. This week, we’ll discover that valuing others and ourselves at all times is the key to going through a breakup that doesn’t break you.
Goal of Small Groups:
To help students understand that while they can’t always pick their circumstances when it comes to dating, they can always pick their perspective.
A breakup doesn’t have to break you.
Context of Scriptures:
Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians in part to encourage them to live in Christlike selflessness. What does that look like? Well, when people hurt Jesus, offended Him, made fun of Him, and even crucified Him, Jesus continued to value those people and do what was in their best interest. Paul tells the Philippians—and now us—to have that same mindset. We are to view everyone (including those we date and then break up with) as Jesus does: with love, respect, and value.