See this page in: DutchHungarianIndonesianSpanishSwedish God wants the best for us in every area of our lives.
This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends. We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.
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Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate. The Bible gives us some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating. The Bible tells us to be very careful about giving our affectionsbecause our heart influences everything else in our life.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life Proverbs 4: You are known by the company you keep. We also tend to become like the company we keep.
This principle is closely related to the first one and is just as important in friendships as in dating. Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character 1 Corinthians Christians should only date other Christians. Although it is fine for Christians to have non-Christian friends, those who are especially close to our heart should be mature believers who are seeking to follow Christ with their lives.
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Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? Is it really love? Ask yourself these questions: Are you patient with each other? Are you kind to each other?
Are you never envious of each other? Do you never boast to or about each other? Other than the bar scene, where can young adults go to meet people? Jun 22, Candice Watters Question In the world, young people go to bars to meet people.
I go to a church full of young people but haven't met anyone really worthwhile, as far as husband material. What are your suggestions?
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I also work evenings, which doesn't help. But even on my nights off, I'm stumped as to where to go. I do hang out with my church friends, but it seems like it's always the same people with no new prospects. I am 26, have dated one guy and never been kissed. I agree with what you say about marriage, and that's truly the desire of my heart. It's just getting there that's difficult.
Answer Thanks for writing. I'm encouraged by your desire to marry and your hunch that bars aren't the best place to meet potential mates. You're right about that.
Bars and other potentially seedy places carry too high a risk that the men you meet won't be interested in — or even capable of — anything long-term. Even more unlikely would be meeting a Christian man in search of a godly wife. Think of it like deciding to set up a tropical fish tank. You might find the fish to fill it by going to the ocean.
But that would take a lot of money and a long time. Best to visit a tropical fish store where you know you'll reach your goal effectively and efficiently. For relationships, it's best to go where you're more likely to meet someone with whom you can be equally yoked.
So what's the equivalent of the fish store for a young woman who wants to marry well? You might think I'd recommend the Internet. Given the high number of Christian dating sites, it's tempting to think finding love online is a sure thing. But the explosion of technological matchmaking still falls short of real people. According to research by The Marriage Project"The most likely way to find a future marriage partner is through an introduction by family, friends or acquaintances.
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According to a large-scale national survey of sexuality, almost 60 percent of married people were introduced by family, friends, co-workers or other acquaintances. But you say the men in your church aren't "worthwhile" or "husband material. What characteristics do you consider worthwhile? What makes for good husband material? It's important to weigh your answers against the standards of Scripture.
What does God consider "husband material? As to your church, is it an environment that encourages and celebrates marriage?
If so, even a lack of single men may not be reason enough to leave it. What about the older members?