How can we correctly handle relationships and dating in light of the gospel?
In 1 Corinthians, Paul describes singleness as a “gift,” but that can be difficult for the unmarried man or woman who desires marriage to understand and accept.
We get a lot of questions from young Christian men and women who are “not yet married.” Their season of life awakens many desires and hopes, uncertainties and insecurities, and tricky pastoral questions.
To help find the right questions, we called on three not-yet-married friends who gave some time to thinking about the challenges faced by singles: Lore Ferguson, Paul Maxwell, and the recently engaged Marshall Segal.
FUEL HSM continues in its series on Relationships having the very frank discussion on Sex - specifically with the issue of sexual excess and the right to sexual happiness that we are surrounded with in the world.
But looking at what order God has set out with physical intimacy and the dynamics of desire.
Friendship is the foundation of any good relationship.
podcast and answered ten questions on singleness and dating.
Good looks, beauty, and attractiveness can only carry a relationship so far.
The truth is, when we learn to pursue a lasting reality over a fleeting fantasy we are doing more than just looking for the right kind of person, we are becoming a better person ourselves in the process.
Within the covenant community of faith, there should be those around a person that can speak of their reputation and whether they are serious about growing in the Lord and putting sin to death in their life. Is there seriousness in this person to grow in their relationship and understanding with the Lord?
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.