RSL's Weekly Quotables Archive
God created usGod created us in His image for the purpose of being in relationships with Himself and with other beings who are like Him.
27 June 2014
“Men and women both reflect God’s image. Yet we are sexual; He is not. This part of us, which is sexual, is intrinsic to our human nature. Our sexuality defines us because God defined us sexually. And because we are sexual beings, human sexuality is a very real force that underlies all of our experiences.”
7 July 2014
“My best moment of all was the realization that by meeting my husband’s emotional and physical needs, I am equipping him to go out into the world, to lead, to work, to face the day, more powerful and stronger because he has my love and my support – WOW! How awesome is that!!!” RSL Participant 7F
17 July 2014
Grace… undeserved favor creates space for individuals to come together, even when there is no common ground to be shared.
23 July 2014
Because we're created in God's image to be a part of relationships, when we embrace our sexuality as God designed, we will find unity in the diversity of our relationships. And when we function together in these as God intended, mankind will reflect God’s image more completely.
11 August 2014
Our creator is passionate, and He designed us to express ourselves passionately as well. God’s plan included our passionate existence. Whether “hot” or “cold”, He accomplishes His work in our lives through passionate expression and experiences.
20 May 2014
The need for personal connection will never diminish; it is that part of God’s image that remains within. Every generation will continue to fill the gap with something passionate when connection is missing.
25 August 2014
How has participating in this Bible study affected the way you think about the sexual relationship?
Answer: Through Redeeming Sexual Love... “I have learned to understand that God has an interest in my sex life.” -Participant 9M
1 September 2014
Each of us is created in God’s image. Our needs and desires for connection, unity, and meaningful relationships are reflective of the truth that in spite of the brokenness of our lives, His image remains within us.
10 September 2014
Choice is a theme that runs throughout Scripture: one small part of our being created in God’s image. As image bearers, we have the ability to choose to be in relationships: with Him and with others. God awards us that choice, He honors us, and His own image in us by respecting whatever choice we each make.
17 September 2014
When we embrace our sexuality as God designed us, we find unity in the diversity of our relationships. And when we function together in these relationships according to His plan, mankind will reflect God’s image more completely.
26, September 2014
“The emphasis of this Bible study is to understand God’s heart and His intentions for healthy relationships: firstly with Him and secondly with one another.” Participant 7F
3 October 2014
The need for connection and relationship will never diminish because it is a part of God’s image within us, which remains. Every generation will continue to fill the gap with something passionate when connection is missing. And passionate becomes destructive in the absence of God’s goodness, which ultimately is found in healthy relationships.
23 October 2014
The sexual relationship is intended to be a celebration. It is a picture, from God to us, designed to be a vehicle for drawing people to an understanding of Himself.
6 November 2014
What would you say to a person considering whether or not they want to participate? “To the men I would say, this Bible study definitely improves the quantity and quality of your sex life. To the wives, I would say, this Bible study will definitely improve your husband’s willingness to meet your emotional needs.” -Participant 9M
19 November 2014
To be sexually pure is to conform to God’s perspective on sex whether single or married. You can’t talk about sexuality without talking about marriage, because, from God’s point of view, the context of sex is marriage. Still, you can’t wait, only considering the issues after marriage. Daily and constantly, singles are faced with personal choices, which impact their sexuality.
In Redeeming Sexual Love, singles, as well as married people, will discover principles relevant to understanding God’s plan when He created mankind to be sexual beings.
27 November 2014
Redeeming Sexual Love teaches that marital sex is, in fact, a picture of Christ’s union with us, which makes it infinitely more important than a mere physical act. Participant 2F
29 January 2015
Jesus had authority, the highest authority. However, He was far from authoritarian. He never denied people their choices, and He never denied them the feelings and experiences that accompanied those life circumstances.
13 February 2015
Jesus honored mankind’s ability to make choices. He accepted and sympathized with their feelings. And He served people, to sympathize, relate to and provide for their needs. We are all, equally called, to follow His example.”
6 June 2015
Questions of trust we each must answer: ‘Can I trust you?’, ‘Can you trust me?’, ‘Can I trust God?’
Friday, 13 June
Redeeming Sexual Love teaches that marital sex is, in fact, a picture of Christ’s union with us, which makes it infinitely more important than a mere physical act. -Participant 2F
25 June 2015
Our fears keep us from coming “too close”. We hide from one another, and so are kept from the fulfilling relationships we deeply desire and for which we were created to be a part. Understanding God's plan and His love, fears are "cast out" and we enter His plan of grace.
6 July 2015
Our fears keep us from coming “too close”. We hide from one another, and so are kept from the fulfilling relationships we deeply desire and were created to enjoy. Understanding God's plan and His love, fears are "cast out" and we enter His plan of grace.
6 July 2015
“God has chosen a beautiful bride who presently remains unfaithful to Him. He sought us out and bought us back requesting that we are faithful in our commitment to Him, and Him only.”
9 July 2015
In a marriage, there is not a higher calling or a lower calling but an equal calling. What about: “the husband is the head of the wife”? Absolutely!… And Jesus modeled this calling. It’s the calling of one in authority humbling himself to a place of equality, compassion, and connection with those under his charge.
17 July 2015
Redeeming Sexual Love “has made me realize there is far more to [sex] than just satisfying a physical need! Good golly! It is possibly one of the most beautiful gifts God as given us when we realize His heart, His loving kindness, His goodness and mercy over us!” –Participant 7F
31 July 2015
God has always existed in relationship. To be a part of relationships is integral to who we are and God’s purpose for our existence. ...We long for unified relationships such as we were created for.”
6 August 2015
A practical definition for sin … any thought attitude or action that prevents the experience of healthy relationships.
14 August 2015
Righteousness refuses to act defensively and chooses to act proactively in love, with the hope of understanding and maintaining healthy relationships between us.
25 August 2015
Sex is spiritual because it’s about God and his relationship with us! Redeeming Sexual Love will help you understand why this is true.
1 October 2015
In marriage, as husbands and wives practice Godly love and submission toward one another, we are uniquely suited to strengthen, encourage and support our partners in becoming what God created them to be.
19 October 2015
When we focus on righteous actions and ignore the heart, we falsify a work of God. Redeeming Sexual Love will help you to focus on the heart of God, and to focus on connecting at a heart level with others as God designed.
29 October 2015
Since it is sin that keeps us from healthy relationships, to "be saved” is to be kept from the consequences of our broken relationships. And "being sanctified" begins our walk through the healing process.
12 November 2015
The Image of God is very practically seen in the righteousness of Christ. And can be clearly observed in the way He connected with the people of every walk of life.
19 November, 2015
I am not a very emotional person, …. [this Bible study] matured me in such a way that I began to realise … there most definitely is a time and place to be sensitive to [the] emotional needs of others …people carry hurts or form patterns in their lives that are expressed in different ways than I might express myself. –Participant 7F
28 January 2016
“Life” and “death” are defined by the health of our relationships. -From Genesis Chapter 3
18 February 2016
In fear and the discomfort of being vulnerable, we hide from one another and we hide from God. Blame reinforces our hiddenness and prevents us from taking responsibility for the pain we impact on another’s life.
2 March 2016
Our Creator God, Jesus our Savior, and His Spirit embody the image of God. God created us to enjoy and reflect His image in the fulfilling relationships of unity He has enjoyed all along.
7 April 2016
I shared this course with my husband every Monday night and just by that communicating, we understand each other much more. –Participant 4F
12 May 2016