The concept of dating is one of the most widely remarked upon and questioned aspects of a Christian walk. Much of the questioning comes from the modern forms of dating as compared to the contextual traditions of biblical times. Although some biblical testimonies of marriage are culturally different than today, the Bible is relevant in providing foundational pieces of truth for a Godly marriage.
Whether you’re meeting for your second date, or an engagement looms around the corner, you’ll want to know if who you’ve paired yourself with will help your spiritual growth, opposed to hinder or detract from it.
Think of a wise woman you know personally. What makes her wise in your mind? Perhaps she is knowledgeable, hospitable, charitable, loving, nurturing, self-controlled, kind. But what does the Bible say makes a woman wise?
Disappointment hurts. Like crazy. It’s a swift punch to the stomach, an ache behind the eyes, an unspeakable weight on the heart. The Bible reveals four types of important “first aid” for life’s disappointments.
What is God’s reason for not answering this prayer? I don’t know why God has answered with a “no” or “not yet,” but He has answered, and I believe, whether you’ve been single for one year or fifty, the following are God’s purposes for your singleness (and mine):
Our walk is NOT always easy. Even God's greatest leaders and prophets got to the point where, even after witnessing miracles, their circumstances were so overwhelming their attitude was, "Just kill me now, Lord!"