Because of this truth:
Family is life's launching pad.
The rise and fall of your life is heavily influenced by your family life.
And your family life, is who you are and who you make it with.
So how do we improve our family life?
Answer The Right Questions Correctly
If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.
Answers Matter When The Questions Do
Life is a constant stream of questions demanding answers from you.
Correct or not, these answers will cost you time, energy and resources.
Which questions are you answering?
Embark helps you answer 3 key questions:
Who Are You?
Who Should You Be?
Who Are They?
Pop Quiz: What is a Single?
- Unmarried: not married or related to the unmarried state.
- The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number.
- A unique burden that has been visited upon my existence here upon this earth.
First Realisation: Everybody's Single.
Married or not, Dating or not, Everybody’s Single.
No matter what stage you are in your life, you are still you. You’re still in the body you’re in, you still have the talents you have and you still have the passions of your heart.
Married couples are one in that they need to share a vision for their lives and the day to day decisions that they make. But they are also single individuals who are personally responsible for being the best they can be for the sake of themselves and their mate.
Second Realisation: Being Single Is Not A Problem.
Being single isn’t a “holding pattern” or a “break down” in the journey of life.
You may have been created as one who doesn't need a mate. Don't be pressured into feeling that you need to find a mate.
Of course, the single life isn't without some difficulties but married life also has its own set of unique difficulties, especially if you have been pressured into it by yourself or others.
So if you are able and are called to lead the single life, do so with this gifting.
"But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;"
St Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:8
Ultimately, whether you remain single or not, there are things which remain in common in both scenarios and that’s what we tackle in Embark: It’s all about Empowering the Single Life.
It's about the tried and true principles & skills from the Judeo-Christian tradition in powerfully living the Single life and letting God shape you into becoming the right person for the right person and helping you recognise each other.
If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail
It's hard and potentially risky trying to build a deep relationship in today's fast-paced and transient society.
We need to be is clear, deliberate and planned on how we go about our relationships.
No, we're not going to plan all the spontaneity and fun out life.
But it's more fun when you have the security of knowing what you are going to and not going to do.
There are 3 types of people
Those who make things happen
Those who watch things happen
Those who wonder what happened
Life is not a spectator sport. Make it happen.
That includes this stage in your life. Don’t be waiting, be doing.
You don't do something because it works, you do it because it's right.Stephen Covey