Sex & the Soul Week | Feb. 4-8

Sex & the Soul Week is an annual time set aside for us to come together as a campus community around the themes of sex, sexuality, healthy relationships, and faith.

The year we will be joined by special guests: Gary Thomas, Michael Johnson, and Justin & Trisha Davis!

You can read more about them on the University Ministries website — as well as find out about all of the activities taking place this week.

Hope you’ll come out for this important campus conversation!

MAIN SESSION SCHEDULE:
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February 4-8, 2013

–Monday
10:00 – 10:50 am & 3:00- 3:50 pm Neely
–Tuesday:
3:30- 4:20 pm Neely
–Wednesday:
10:00 – 10:50 am Neely
–Thursday:
3:30 – 4:20 pm Neely
–Friday:
10:00- 10:50 am Beaman A & B

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Monday February 4, 2013 – NEELY HALL
10:00-10:50am
Title: “You Don’t Have To…”

Unfortunately, most Christians get married for roughly the same reasons as non-Christians. In this talk I argue for the wisdom of focusing on spiritual purpose, according to Matthew 6:33, as providing the best foundation for a fulfilling marriage. I talk about why basing the choice on sexual chemistry, romantic feelings, and even relational compatibility has failed previous generations, and how the younger generation can make wiser choices about who they marry.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 – NEELY HALL
3:00-3:50pm
Title: Sexual Saints

This is a sex-positive message that addresses the biblical celebration of sexuality as a gift of God–a gift that helps us grow in holiness, not something that is contrary to God’s will.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – NEELY HALL
3:30-4:20pm
Title: Giving, Not Getting.

“I”m not getting any tonight” is an all too common phrase that describes our culture’s view of sexuality–that it’s all about getting, and that therefore being a virtual “predator” in seach of the next sexual experience is what we live for. This attitude not only offends God’s purpose for marriage, but it creates exactly the wrong kind of heart to enjoy sexual intimacy long term within marriage.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – NEELY HALL
10:00-10:50 am
Title: Neurochemical War

This talk looks at the biblical and even neurochemical purpose of sex within marriage, and shows that the very thing that makes sex so healthy within marriage is what makes it so destructive prior to marriage. We’ll look at how sexual promiscuity trains our brains to ignore what God created sex to do in a couple’s minds and hearts.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 – NEELY HALL
3:30-4:20pm
Title: Top 10 Dumbest Reason to Date

Why do we date? What exactly are we looking for in romantic relationships? What are you looking for? Do you know? If you’re dating for the wrong reasons you’re likely going to hurt someone, and hurt yourself in the process. In this session we touch on top ten popular reasons many date; wrong – headed motivations that impair relational bonding and stunt emotional growth. By avoiding them you’ll save yourself disappointment, pain and frustration. And you just might find what you’re looking for.

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Friday, February 8, 2013
10:00 – 10:50 am Beaman A & B
Title: Intimacy Broken and Restored

How do we allow God to know the darkest parts of our heart? How do we allow another person to know the broken parts of us? Justin and Trisha Davis have seen God take the messed up, sexually broken, sinful parts of their story and redeem it. God can do the same for you as well.

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