My husband and I chatted online for a couple of weeks and when I realised I kind of liked him, I suggested we meet up for lunch. We did, and the rest, as they say, is history. I know that for some people, two weeks may be a bit soon to meet up with someone you’re chatting with online, but here are five reasons why I think it’s better to meet up sooner rather than later.
Month: October 2017
Single In Church – What About The Biblical Teaching On Dating?
Biblical dating doesn’t exist. Dating is something you do or not do, but it’s not a holy activity. It can be done in a biblical way in and of itself of course, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it ‘biblical dating’ because that implies it’s something more than just meeting someone.
It implies there’s some mythical, holy vibe around it or that should be around it, making it something God is directly intervening in. He might be, …Read More
Dating As A Single Parent
In the second part of this two-part series, I offer some practical advice and insight into what it’s like to date as a parent. Single parenting isn’t easy and being in a relationship isn’t always easy either, but each brings great joy and combining the two can bring the same into your children’s lives.
There are many questions that arise when embarking on a new relationship: When do you introduce the children to the person you’re seeing and any children …Read More
Why Does Everyone Tell Me Not To Date A Non-Christian? Part 2
In the second part of this 2 part post, we move on from the theory about dating a non-Christian to the real situations we face. We look at specifically helping those of us who are dating or wanting to date a non-Christian, think it through in light of their hopes for a good and God-centred romantic relationship.
In part one, we started to explore the question about whether we should date a non-Christian. (Read Part 1 here).
In Part two, …Read More
Help, I’m Being Pressured To Have Sex!
‘I want to save sex for marriage,’ began the email. ‘My boyfriend is a great Christian guy in many ways, but he’s pressuring me to sleep with him, and my resolve is weakening. I’ve had non-Christian boyfriends who were very respectful of my decision to abstain. What should I do?’
After my four-part series on dealing with sexual frustration as a single Christian, I was looking forward to taking a break from writing about sex (or the lack of it). …Read More