I saw a woman who wasn't my wife today and I was attracted to her. GASP! Yep, the Christian guy with a Godly blog found another woman attractive. Why, Michael? Why would you say she's attractive? Um...because she is. How can I say that so casually? Because extramarital attraction is only a home wrecker if you let … Continue reading Help! I’m Attracted!
"So...your advice to me is to get advice?" Yeah, pretty much. And no, this isn't a shameless advert for my blog. Titus 2: 3-8 instructs that older, more mature Christians should instruct the younger ones. Proverbs is an entire book about seeking wisdom and does so in the format of a teacher instructing his or … Continue reading Christian Dating Advice Finale–Get Advice!
So, up until this point, I've basically been writing about what to do BEFORE you're dating. Now I seem to be jumping into WHEN you're dating. Why? First, this tip can be used before you meet them, too. Second, everyone and their brother gives dating advice like talk openly, learn to have fun together, don't … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 7–How do I know they’re the ONE?
This is a quick post because it's really a simple matter. If you want to find Mr. Right or Ms. Special, get off your butt and go find them! A lot of Christians think it's wise to stay perfectly still and wait for God to do something. There's some truth in waiting for God's perfect … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 6: Get Out There!
This part is mostly for the single people, but the dating and married can glean some good advice, too. I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the other day, and I think all single people can learn a thing or two from the first song. Bless your beautiful hide Wherever you may be. We ain't met … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 5: Pray for Them Before you Meet Them
First of all, here's another article I found by chance that has everything to do with what I'm saying. http://briantreadaway.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/5-things-to-look-for-when-dating-and-considering-a-mate/ We've talked about all the pre-dating stuff: getting a good relationship with God and yourself, as well as dating with purpose. Doing these things will result in you having some good standards. You need standards … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 4: Setting Some (Realistic) Standards
First of all, here's a link to an awesome blog post about dating that goes along with what I've been saying: http://stayinsidethelines.com/2012/11/14/to-my-daughters-please-read-before-your-first-date/ Why do you/would you/did you date? I'm not asking why you date this particular person, necessarily. I'm asking why you date at all. Have you ever thought about that? I've often heard people … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 3–Do it on Purpose
Continuing my new Thursday series on dating advice for Christians, since we're told so remarkably little on the subject. Last week, I talked about how the first priority is Getting Strong with God. If he's not in everything, including your dating attempts, nothing you do will last. But my own experience taught me that getting strong … Continue reading Christian Dating Pt. 2: A Strong “Me” before a Strong “We”
Catchy, eh? Obviously, it's not true, but part of my job as an intern is to search through WordPress's Christian section most every day (don't envy me, they pay me in prayers) and while I've noticed a good hunk of posts about marriage and children and families in general, there's remarkably little being said on dating. One … Continue reading The Only Christian Dating Advice on the Internet (Part 1)