If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.Ever wonder how many single guys out there are actually looking to find a Christian wife?
If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship. If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable.
But, the authority of Christ needs to take precedence over your physical drives. If the social, emotional, spiritual dimensions are missing or lacking, you are out of balance.
According to Match.com, 1 in 5 relationships begin online. It could be your worst nightmare or a dream come true.
Choosing to date online means navigating a world full of predators, knuckleheads, and potential marriage partners.
If you are in a zone with potential for marriage, look there first before searching online. Lying about your likes, interests, goals, and passions might seem like a nice way to ‘bait’ someone, but no one likes being tricked. It is better to have no marriage at all than a shell of a relationship built on a sand bar of lies.
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 . 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.But if you pursue holiness, purity, friendship, and community, you may not be far away from marriage — which is something you should also pursue. You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be. Being cautious can go a long way in preventing injury. A friend of mine shared a story from one of her previous churches. Use a screen name that you do not use elsewhere (IM, Facebook, bank account, etc). For those considering online dating, I have this advice to help curb some of the risk. Do not (I repeat: do not) go into this in some Jonah-like attempt to wiggle your way out of where God has you right now. The church had a significant singles ministry and many were involved in online dating. This part is hard, and Lord knows I haven’t been perfect.