Christian dating scenarios
It’s all a part of being a leader and manning up and being intentional.
So if Christian men are enjoined from sex or any physical escalation that the woman claims not to want, and Christian men are not to take advantage of alcohol, a bar setting, sexual innuendo, and being alone with a woman in his or her home, then how can a Christian man impress a woman with his alpha bona fides?
But if you think about it you'll have to agree that it's worth spending a few months in pre-engagement counseling to make sure that your relationship is really marriage material.
It's much easier and a lot less expensive than going through a divorce at some point later in life. Greg Smalley talks about how to know if the person you're dating is the right one to marry.
Through his extensive life, ministry, and discipleship experience, Kevin Paterson has gleaned a wealth of wisdom to impart to singles.
He has worked with youth, young adult, and singles ministries—and as a pastor, ministry overseer, and international speaker—for much of his adult life.
He has also authored a book called Straight Talk to Christian Singles.
Christian dating, or at least the ideal of Christian dating, is the polar opposite of these scenarios.
Some of the topics listed below are applicable for general adult audiences, while most of them are specifically tailored to minister to Christian singles.
The talks below are divided into multi-session events (workshops, conferences or retreats) and single session talks (which can also be combined for multi-session events).
Then there's the social stigma of breaking off an engagement once it's been announced. If you've been dating someone for at least six months, and if the two of you feel strongly that you would like to spend the rest of your lives together, find a good marriage-and-family therapist and set up a series of counseling sessions.
For all these reasons, engaged couples may have a tendency to ignore one another's character flaws and overlook potential rough spots in the road ahead. In many cases this can result in a difficult marriage and possibly even lead to divorce. Focus on the Family's Counseling Department would be happy to discuss the options with you and provide a list of qualified counselors in your area. The counseling process should include a personality test such as the PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Inventory.