Men dating celibate women
There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian men.Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry." (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an amoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.Rely on God's love, wisdom, and sustaining presence while you're dating.Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell.He says that God joins the relationship between a man and a woman at the point of marriage.