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It wasn’t too many years ago that I was a young unmarried Christian man and I got plenty of advice from older, well-meaning Christians.Most of that advice was fantastic; but unfortunately, I completely ignored almost all of it. You are my sun, moon, and stars.” But all of this is idolatry and it is spiritually (and emotionally) devastating. That’s what it means to have no other gods before Him. And it’s only when you understand this that you can truly enjoy a relationship with another person.by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, I jumped at the opportunity, hoping to be both challenged and affirmed. And I finished the book with confirmation that I’m on the right track.After all, I’m always game to glean additional information about healthy dating relationships for my future. But, to be honest, I also struggled to connect at times. I even wanted to throw the book out the window at one point, but hunkered down and kept on reading. Here’s the deal: Dating is a topic on which I have a whole lot of head knowledge, but no real practical experience.As Brad said, “I’ve heard Christian dating advice that assumes all Christians are exactly the same.But it’s not as if every believer fits a certain profile.
So this book addresses the common missteps in dating due to a lack of appropriate boundaries, as well as establishes the good benefits that result from healthy dating relationships, whether or not these relationships lead to the marriage altar.
Jenna voiced a common concern among single Christians looking for a lifelong partner: “My spiritual beliefs and values often make dating a very risky pursuit.
I’ve been set up with guys—even ones who know I’m a Christian—who expect me to go along with their lifestyle choices: sex, drugs, excessive drinking, and the rest.
There’s a broad spectrum of what it means for people to call themselves a Christian—from very liberal to very conservative and everything in between.
Just because a woman calls herself a Christian doesn’t mean her beliefs or lifestyle choices are the same as mine.”Define your standards in advance. Some Christian singles are reluctant to voice their convictions for fear of being labeled “old-fashioned” or “narrow-minded.” But it’s best to be up-front about what is and is not acceptable to you.Other times, guys find out I’m a Christian and automatically assume I’m uptight and judgmental.