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Wesley Foundation holds ‘Relationship Talks’

February 12, 2015

 

Students listen to “Relationship Talks” at the Wesley–Photo by Brian Blakely

Students listen to “Relationship Talks” at the Wesley–Photo by Brian Blakely

CATHERINE BURKE
Staff Reporter 

 

The Wesley Foundation began a series of relationship talks at the start of the new year to educate its members and Louisiana Tech students on how to maintain healthy relationships.

 

Kaiti Lammert, a Wesley staff member, said the main purpose is to teach young people how to develop good relationships.

 

“We’re trying to give the basis and lay the foundation on how to go about relationships centered on God,” she said. “We started off basic, talking about normal friendships and tonight we progress to actual dating relationships.”

 

LAMMERT

LAMMERT

Scott Wright, the speaker and director of the Wesley Foundation, said he hopes to really get his message out to the students on campus.

 

“The main purpose is to define dating from a Christian perspective,” he said. “There are no definite ‘guidelines’ about dating in the Bible, so I hope to answer some questions people may have tonight.”

 

Wright said the progression from friends to romantic partners can be very difficult at times.

 

“The big thing is how to move from being just friends to dating,” he said. “There are a few questions each person involved needs to ask themselves before they make the commitment.”

 

Brandon Bryant said the talks are a message everyone needs to hear.

 

“Everything Scott had to say was so great and really moving,” said Bryant, a freshman cyber engineering major. “He brought up a lot of good points and I plan on applying some of the things he said to my own relationship.”

 

Nicole Rusck said the whole idea of a healthy, Godly relationship is something everyone should strive for.

 

“I listened to this talk two years ago and it really saved me from a bad relationship,” said Rusck, a junior communication studies major,  “Hearing it all again, it makes even more sense.”

Scott and Marcie Wright, leaders at the Wesley, speak about dating and maintaining  Godly relationships–Photo by Brian Blakely

Scott and Marcie Wright, leaders at the Wesley, speak about dating and maintaining Godly relationships–Photo by Brian Blakely

 

Rusck said Wright talked about a lot of truth everyone might not want to hear, but needs to hear.

 

“The world’s idea of relationships is so opposite of how it should be,” she said. “I really liked how Scott said that we are not called to pursue other people, but to pursue Christ. Everyone needs to continue to wrestle with their relationships and continuously better it to be good and pleasing to God.”

 

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