Here’s how to beat the obstacles thrown into your dating path by church leaders and fellow congregants…
And that’s just one way church life can make it harder to get to know a potential partner.
Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.I couldn’t help noticing he had his arm around you. A new relationship, when you’re just working out how you feel about each other, can quickly be scorched by the heat of outside interest. A spiritual community where everyone knows and supports each other is a wonderful thing, but it can be our undoing when it comes to dating.Because what I have tragically found is that Christian singles hit an area of desperation, particularly young women, and they will go: “Yeah, he is a Christian, he comes to church.” And really what they’re saying is this guy comes to church a couple of times a month, but outside of attending a service, he doesn’t have a real seriousness about growing in his understanding of the Lord, growing in his understanding of the Bible, being a prayerful person, no vivication or mortification that can be spotted, and no one who really knows them enough to speak to the growth in their character.Now practically speaking, this means singles are seeking out people to speak into their lives.
And so I think the church really serves and helps Christian singles consider marriage and consider dating.