Everyone has their own opinions of what it means to be mature. It's not just a product of aging, but rather a mindset that is found in different people—some old and some young.
… is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction.
… is the patience, the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of the long term gain.
… is unselfishness—responding to the needs of others, often at the expense of one's own desires or wishes.
… is the capacity to fare unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint and collapse.
… is humility. It is being big enough to say, "I was wrong", and when right, the mature person need not say, "I told you so".
… is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities then do nothing.
… means dependability, keeping one's word, coming through in a crisis.
… is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change.
Young Adult Resources
Sexual Purity - Challenge, Choice, Cherish
As single adults, we face numerous challenges and temptations in choosing sexual purity for our lives. For most of us, we are regularly faced with the difficulty of making choices that align with God’s design for us.
What If We Love Each Other?
Is it really wrong to have sex outside of marriage? What if it would actually make the relationship stronger? Professor Theophilus tackles this question in his latest column.
Six Principles for a Strong Marriage
John Wesley was one of the world’s greatest revivalists, with a ministry that literally changed the course of history. But in his dismal marriage he failed to apply biblical principles that will strengthen any Christian union.
Eight Healthy Habits of Marriage
Little things like laughter often make the biggest difference in marriage.
Thoughts on Maturity
What is maturity? We all have our own ideas...