Does he want to make a difference in the world for Christ? Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Is he willing to postpone immediate gratification so that greater satisfaction can come in the future?
Does he live out the biblical teaching that sacrifice and struggle often are necessary to achieve greater long-term goals?
Or does he relentlessly pursue short-term pleasure at the expense of long-term consequences?
"Healthy religion calls for us to forsake self-indulgent, self-centered living and to commit instead to purity, love, giving, unselfishness, discipline, and sometimes uncomfortable lifestyles," Collins said.
I’ll be completely honest: I’ve delved into the wide foray of dating apps.
Before we get to those, let’s review a few general guidelines for dating discourse: Listen as much or more than you talk.
Let's say you've asked the right questions and you've been careful about the people you date. Words and phrases like "smothered" and "jealous" come to mind. Do both of you clearly understand why sex outside of marriage is so destructive? If your friends or family complain that they don't see you anymore, your relationship has gotten way too exclusive. Do your best to begin each date knowing how you're going to spend your time together. Do we have a good understanding of what forgiveness means? Holding grudges because you've been wronged kills a relationship.
I know, what an odd and foreign concept…Dating apps have become the norm among Gen-Yers.
Why go outside and meet people when you can just swipe left or right on a screen from the comfort of your bed?