This difficulty is enhanced by the fact that not all church-going Canadians are suitable date material: in truth, many of those who Rebecca Vandemark (33) is one Christian single who knows first hand the difficulties involved with faith-based dating.Indeed, Rebecca, who says that “my partner’s faith is the most important aspect when considering who I date,” thinks that part of the challenge of Christian dating is that the “church is not equipped to handle singles over the age of twenty-five.” Indeed, a surprisingly large percentage of Christian singles are turning to the internet to find a long-term, spiritually-connected partner.But if you think the dating scene has gone awry and would prefer that your relationships fortify rather than undermine your dignity and self-respect, then this book is for you. Morrow will help you create a plan of action for your dating life that is drawn from his own dating experience (he entered the seminary at age 34 after many years of dating) and from his considerable pastoral work as a chaplain for Christian singles groups.He’ll show you what to look for in a potential spouse – and the tell-tale signs that you should walk away now. As Denise and I start pre-marital counseling and begin this new journey together, I’ve been thinking about our time in the awkward middle — you know, when you’re not married or single. I’ve intentionally made this post brief because I think that we can over-complicate dating. The most important thing you should focus on is your personal character. Some of the popular points are helpful, but they never seem to address the . I’m no dating guru and have never claimed to be one. If you get this wrong, it doesn’t matter what you get right. Yes, don’t be unwise and hang out alone all the time. But if you’re not godly, then all the lists and tips and practical advice that you’ll receive will eventually break down. And if you’ve been dating a girl longer than 18 months and you’re still not engaged, you may need to seriously question your motives.This goes to prove what so many spiritually-minded Canadians already know, that there's a difference between being a cultural, church-on-Christmas Christian and actually being a dedicated worshipper of Christ.
Men, if you’re serious about the girl you’re dating (as you should be), then pursue her friendship. Then read , and keep doing point number one listed above. Paul makes over 200 references to union with Christ in the New Testament. Feast on the gospel daily, and allow the power of the Spirit to empower your pursuit of purity.
Satan was called "the father of lies." Jesus said of Satan that he has never spoken the truth because lying is his native language.
By contrast, Jesus was called the "Truth." Throughout the Gospels, He began His teaching with this phrase: "I tell you the truth." In my work in the area of sexuality, I see that Christians are very confused.
They are living bound by lies and making choices out of confusion.
Here I would like to present five lies that you may believe — lies that make the battle for sexual purity far more difficult.
This part is hard, and Lord knows I haven’t been perfect.