Indeed, the central issue we need to confront — and the reason I write and speak on this topic — is that when it comes to dating and relationships, perhaps more than in any other area of the everyday Christian life, the church is largely indistinguishable from the world.
That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
A few months later is Easter, which is followed by Pentecost.
The remainder of the year is called "ordinary time," the season when the Church reflects on its mission.
She understands how frustrations, desires, and longings can lead to mistakes and offers practical, biblical solutions.
As a single woman herself, Mary Whelchel is familiar with the pitfalls that ensnare single people.
By Harold Ivan Smith In a book proudly celebrating singleness in a "couples world", Harold Smith suggests 51 specific ways to live a richer and more satisfying life as a single person. By Michael Cavanaugh The book made me cry time and again as I recognized my selfish attitudes about my singleness.
How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
His flannel shirt was torn, and his jeans were dirty.
“He’s probably homeless,” I thought, moving on into the building.
When should you intervene in someone else's life–especially your husband or wife? How can you hear God's wisdom through the voice of another person?
by Scott Croft If you're reading this, you're interested in dating. In our society, dating has become something of an obsession. It's just something you do if you're single and of age (and that age is quickly dropping) in America. In fact, depending on which statistics one believes, the divorce rate for professing Christians may actually be higher than for Americans as a whole.