In God We Trust – Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July to our American friends!

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Ask The Person You’re Dating for a Credit Report?

Ask your potential spouse for a credit report?
Money is one of the most common reasons for a couple divorcing. Thus, it’s important to be with someone who is compatible with your idea of financial prudence. That said, would you go as far as asking your potential spouse for a credit report? Pastor Jim weighs in.

Would you like to see a Credit Report for someone you are considering dating? Would you provide a Credit Report if someone asked you in consideration of building a relationship?

Sadly too many single adults have made poor choices, or been impacted by the choices of others, that place them in poor financial condition. The force to connect sometimes prompts people to take risk beyond reason. The results are more often than not devastating to their financial health. I strongly encourage singles to stop before taking financial risks and seek wise counsel before taking the plunge. If this were true, would it not be prudent to obtain a financial report before entering into a possible relationship?

Am I In Love? How To Know You’re In Love

College was an interesting time for me, especially that first semester. I can still recall walking into my first English class. The professor appeared a few minutes later and introduced himself to us. Then he gave us our first assignment. He asked us to take a few minutes and to write out our definition for love. I found this very simple exercise to not be simple at all.

10 More Inspirational Christian Songs

Back from our last list of 30 Inspirational Christian songs, and the Top Christian Songs of 2012, we have ten more Christian songs to inspire you – as chosen by Cafe staffer Jen. Enjoy!


Christian Singles Worldwide

world-wideI think sometimes many of us think only of North America (the United States in particular) when thinking of predominantly “Christian” countries. Of course, there are millions of Christian singles across the globe. I’m guessing if you live in a country where Christianity is less common, it would be even more difficult to find that special someone who also shares your Christian faith and values. We encourage those from non-North American countries to try out as well. So, aside from the US and Canada, where are our other members from?

Dating and Conflict Resolution

conflict-resolutionDr. Jim provides advice on dealing with disagreements when in a relationship.

» If a disagreement surfaces in the initial stages of dating, what should I do?

Most singles are very self-conscious as they relate to others. When someone begins to interact with them and there are a lot of positives, it is disconcerting when suddenly a disagreement surfaces. What does this mean? Is it an indicator that this is not going to be a relationship and that they should ‘move on’?

Christian Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Looking for a gift for your Christian Mom for Mother’s Day? If your mom is single, how about buying her some time to meet other singles who share her Christian faith and values?

How To Break Up With Someone… and How to Survive a Breakup

How do I break up with someone?

In today’s dating advice post, Dr. Jim writes provides his thoughts on Breaking Up 101.

Does God Have Someone for Me?

Couple on Beach

Pastor Jim answers the question “Does God have someone for me?

I often like to respond to a question with a question. In this case, if we were sitting down across from each other, I would say, “Why do you ask?“. Your answer would give me insight into a vast domain of possibilities.

She/He Said “Let’s Just Be Friends” – Some Helpful Advice

Let's Just Be Friends

Dr. Jim tries to help you solve the “just want to be friends” dating situation.

» Dear Jim: When they say, ‘let’s just be friends’, is it time to move on?

Ahhhhh dating dynamics. What does she/he mean when they say “let’s just be friends“? It is always open to interpretation, but this one phrase likely comes up more than any other. Should the statement be taken at face value, or is there a hidden meaning? It really does depend upon many variables. Allow me to share some of them with you.