(Acknowledgements: The original article that gave rise to this presentation was by Tracy McMillan on-line at Huffpost Style).
Disastrous Decision #1 — You Decide To Be Angry
You have unresolved hurt and resentment from relationships in your past.
You use anger and hostility to protect your heart from being hurt again.
You use sarcasm and cynicism as a cover.
You deny you have an anger problem.”Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:6-7
I.Introduction: A single person faces the high-stakes challenge of discerning who might be a good pick for a relationship and who might be a bad pick. The standards the world uses are at best unreliable, the modeling from our own childhood may be distorted, and the church is often silent on the subject. The result is you end up feeling you are all on your own.
A.A Definition of a Bad Picker—Someone who lacks the knowledge of what makes for lasting relationships, who ignores wisdom and warning signs, and who impulsively enters into relationships. They pick people who do not share you faith and Christ and who are willing to compromise the truth.