Marriage minded christian 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.In the words of Jenell Paris, social anthropologist at Messiah College; “Christians should look online for dates…because that’s where the people are! Rebecca says ‘'my faith is at the central part of who I am [so] I need to be able to share that with my partner.” And she’s not alone in that wish.For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? The truth is that even a so-called Christian man or woman who identifies themselves as such or commonly visits church but does not actually act in his or her life to put sin to death, can be essentially “lawless”.There's no real faith in that person’s heart so belief becomes a namesake.
The place of faith and God within the context of a new relationship can often bring to mind questions that are not so easily answered or put away.Moving “quickly” or not often comes with a sense of knowingness and security when one has made the right choice.So if you feel you “should” slow it down, do a double take and ask yourself if you’ve been able to see your potential partner’s “godliness” or what God has expressed through them and in them by virtue of their character.It is this willingness to grow in one’s faith, either through discipleship or community involvement, that you can truly get a sense of their belief.The best piece of Christian dating advice is this: “too fast” is only what you make of it.