February Mentor Monthly
February Focus: Love
“Let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God”
1 John 4:7
Discuss God’s love with your mentee.
God sent His only son Jesus to die for our sins (that is how much God loves us). During our lives we will unintentionally hurt God many times, and He knows this. Yet He loves us so much He still sent His son to save us.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3: 16
Love One Another
Discuss friend relationships with your mentee. Friend relationships can be so very hard. Remember back to when you were a kid. Were there people you disliked? Odds are your mentee is experiencing this too. Ask your mentee about who they like and who they dislike. Why do they dislike them? Talk to them about the importance of still loving people we dislike. Showing a person love can only change hearts.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these, put-on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Take your mentee out on a “date.” This can be a great parenting opportunity for both your mentee and children alike. Start off by asking them how they think they should be treated when they are ready to go on their first date. Discuss with them how they should be treated when it comes to a relationship and how they should treat others.
Females: Communicate with them how they deserve to be treated with respect and how they should feel cared about. They should date someone who honors them. If you are married, explain to your mentee how your husband treated you when you were first dating.
Males: Talk to them about how it looks to be a gentleman: opening doors, treating girls with respect, etc. If you are married, explain to your mentee how your wife treated you when you were first dating.