Wholesome life transformation focuses on young adults’ ages 18 to 40 years old.
The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”1.
The above declaration of Independence states an eternal reality that most of us believe. And that is, that all men, including young men and women, are created and endowed by their Creator-God, with certain unalienable Rights; that God, The Creator, created not only all men and women, but the heaven and the earth and all things that are there in: visible and invisible, thrones, dominions, principalities and powers by Jesus Christ2; and that God created all men and women in His image and likeness to reflect His nature of holiness, righteousness, love, peace, truth, justice and goodness3.
Furthermore, God created all men and women with the capacity to make choices. Unfortunately, our first parents, Adam and Eve chose to make a wrong choice by listening to the lies of the devil. The consequences of their choice; depravity, guilt and death are with us today4. Undiscernibly, our young men and women are still continuing in the same pattern of making wrong choices today.
Despite the thought provoking, inspiring and graceful words carried by the declaration of Independence, we must recognize that the same Creator “saw that the wickedness of man, including young adults was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”5. The evil imagination of the heart of young adults is clearly demonstrated by the gradual increase of violent behavior- homicide and suicide; unintentional injuries- motor vehicle accidents, fires and burns, poisoning and drowning; substance abuse-cigarettes, marijuana, binge drinking, heavy alcohol, cocaine, hallucinogens, stimulants; immoral behavior of young adults- fornication, adultery, wickedness, covetousness, deceit, envy, life without natural affection, covenant breakers, back- bitters, inventors of evil things, haters of the Creator, and the list goes on.
The same evil imagination of the heart of young adults extends to marriage and family life. This prompts the questions and concern such as; “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry”6. These are age-long questions and concern about marriage and family life.
In our nation, statistics shows that the divorce rate in the first marriage is about fifty percent. And that the duration of first marriage for men and women is about an average of 7.8years.
But the good news is that Wholesome Life Transformation is committed to helping young adults reconnect with their Creator through the process of reconciliation, regeneration, renewing of the mind, transformation, and creation of awareness of wholesome life style for true physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual freedom. The powerful experience of wholesome life transformation will bring young men and women into a God-centered healthy lifestyle, healthy marriage, healthy family life and a life with purpose and accomplishment.
1 Foundation of Freedom, American Center for Law and Justice, page 39.
2 Genesis 1:1; John1:1-3, Colossians 1:16
3 Genesis 1:26-27, Lev.11:44; 1Pet.1:16-17
4 Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6 Romans 5:12
5 Genesis 6:5
6 Mathew 19:3, 7, 10.