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So first and foremost I am Sebastian Braxton for those who may not know. And so my wife and I could actually have time to actually present and not be distracted. Because we're not clear on that we may not be clear on what's being endorsed what's being encouraged what we should be worried about and what we should avoid So the first thing is what exactly is attraction and so when we look at attraction right there is this very basic concept as you see in this picture right of this magnetic this draw. So when there is attraction that means that an individual is drawn to a nother individual that person just commands your attention they make you want to look at them and sometimes that comes for different reasons. Candice and I look at it and we say this is basically the whole concept of preference right. This is out of point where it's an issue of preference. OK OK So first of all you have a mission we meet a person we have attraction right. So we want to make sure that you get this is that the distinctions between the terms in that at least when we're speaking about them here that we know that they mean different things. and I was kneeling in prayer in the convention center after everyone had left and she was walking out of the convention at the same time with her best friend and her younger sister and I remember as they were walking we were walking towards each other because we're going opposite directions and I remember thinking when I saw her I say man she's really pretty. She said you know I looked at her and I said you're in love and you're infatuated. My sister in law she said you're infatuated she looked at my wife and she said you're in love with my my wife of course she starts blushing and she says that's not true. And in that sense I use that to talk about in that initial attraction right there's interest but nothing really started developing beyond our ministry relationship because I was moving to Boston to start a ministry. We immediately started connecting on what we were trying to do in the Boston area and so that was a blessing in. You know sometimes I remember at my old church in Chicago when I was single and we had this huge group come in sing and afterwards we had a little social in the basement of the church and so I was mingling talking to different people and finally after I got through the whole crowd. I can look at a person I can say hey man I know you're feeling me know I'm attracted to you that doesn't actually mean I'm trying to be with you. And so we want to acknowledge that as we're engaging in relationships and recognize that attraction is Biblical I don't feel sinful about looking at a beautiful woman or a handsome man and being drawn to that that's not a sinful reality. Don't go marry someone from the Canaanites don't go marry someone who's a false worshipper don't marry someone who does not see God and understand the inheritance that we have in terms of truth and the relationship with the God of Abraham.
Exclusivity and intentionality are ancient rituals, things of the past, and misplaced hopes. It’s not that this new line of thinking is necessarily untrue today, or that it’s not the current and corrupt trend of our culture. One of our most precious pursuits, that of a lifelong partner for all of life, is tragically being relegated to tweets, texts, and snaps, to ambiguous flirtation and fooling around. Therefore, only he can prescribe the purpose, parameters, and means of our marriages.During the first half of the 20th century, the astronomer A. Douglass founded the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona.This first session is about dealing with struggles of attraction, interest, and liking someone. What if I like someone who’s not good for me emotionally or spiritually? The ideas in this recording are those of its contributors and may not necessarily reflect the views of Audio Verse. It's to talk about every phase of a relationship in terms of beginning attraction that initial interest all the way doubts of parenting anniversaries and marriage and all that stuff because we have three in a kid on the way as well. You're drawn to talk to them and if we don't put this in its proper place. Where did you come from what are you trying to do what are your aspirations and in these particular elements we build upon these points. Story when I actually met my wife and you wife see in Minnesota two thousand and seven. Apparently I met her before that just did a little before there was no liking in change such actually and I think it's so I remember seeing Reggie Y. Now there's four key takeaways that we want you to walk away from in this seminar. Christ way we kind of get a little uncomfortable when the word attraction comes in because because it's not really deemed as being something that's like holy you know but actually it is Biblical it's OK it's not it's not the thing itself but really it's how we handle it. And a big a big part of this especially for guys is that sometimes we don't want to be seen right when we're trying to be in ministry and maintain our spiritual giant image right on super holy and super pure so high sister only shake hands. Because you know that people in your church are always trying to look people up and not telling the truth or what about that brother what about that sister. That we want to take as all to remember and take away from this is that a way that we can manage the checks and or handle it responsibly is remember the attraction is not in the driver's seat. We kind of allow it to take to take control or to take leadership in how we engage with the other person that we have this this affinity to. That's catapulting over and I think we should move on. "Church" may also be used in the sense of "Christian denomination", or in the singular as the Christian Church as a whole.The "church" (ecclesia, assembly) is traced to Pentecost and the beginning of the Christian mission in the 1st century and was not used in reference to a building.