5 Questions Christians Should Ask Before Entering a New Relationship
Accepting an invitation for a first, second, or third date is thrilling. You could grow closer to your partner and find your future spouse – but will they also be your spiritual partner? Matching your spiritual beliefs sets the foundation for a healthy relationship.
Take Me Back: Many of you join me in knowing what it is like to make a serious mistake and lose a relationship. This is even more significant when it is a marriage. You made a bad choice, you committed a sin, but now you have embraced your error and God is restoring you. You know that you have changed. But those whom you have hurt are just not giving you a chance to prove that you have changed.
Newsweek magazine just announced their annual “American’s Best Customer Service Award” and ChristianCafe.com has ranked #3 in their “Online Dating Sites” category, out of all dating sites online today, whether religious or secular. For 5 years in a row now we’ve been recognized in the best customer care category for online dating! (We’ve been ranked #1 & #2 twice each and #3 once). It is such a joy for us to be recognized for our ministry / business. Above all, our goal is to continue to provide excellent service for many years to come!
5 consecutive years in the “America’s Best Customer Care Award of the Year”
Newsweek, using the excellent polling company, Statista, have a yearly Award for companies that provide the Best Customer Service to their clients and members.
Dr. Jim shows us the psychological blockages that should be avoided that some singles build around themselves after painful experiences and behavioral patterns that some develop. He also gives insight into what you should do to discern the ‘real’ cause of these blockages.
Blockages and the impact on your life
In response to an article that I wrote about dating at an older age (Dating For Older Adults), a person wrote asking me to elaborate on what I meant by ‘blockages’ that can negatively affect a person’s life. This is an area that relates to many single adults.
When Sam Moorcroft started his new Christian company with his brother, he never knew how much of an impact his business would have on the broader Christian community. He recently gave an interview to StartedStory.com about how it all happened.
It’s a great read about Sam’s goals and dedication to help others connect with their Biblical helpmeet. It’s also a small reminder to our existing members about who’s behind our website and what his plans were when he first came up with the concept to help and connect singles of faith with one another.
Dr. Jim explains why singles should make sure they don’t break their trust with others while searching for their true love. Some people using online dating can be deceiving and you need to ensure you’re always truthful, even more so when you’re a Christian. Playing games or taking advantage of other people’s feelings is not the way to go if you truly want to meet your Mr. or Mrs. Right online.
Trust. How much is your word worth?
There was a time – long, long ago – when you would often hear the expression ‘Do you give me your word?’. These were the days when a handshake between people was a bond and a trust and could be counted on to not be broken. There are a few of those folks around, but the ‘word’ today is to “beware”.
Dear Jim: How can I guard myself from being hurt from the hurt and disappointment that accompanies being let down?
Do you find yourself in a cycle of being let down by others? Do Christians and non-Christians say one thing but when it comes time for action, they just don’t deliver? The pain that comes from such repeated cycles is tremendous and needs to be addressed rather than allow it to ‘imprison’ one from his or her future and the necessary element of trust.
Newsweek magazine just announced their annual “Best Customer Service Award” and ChristianCafe.com was ranked #1 AGAIN in their “Online Dating Sites” category. Being recognized in the best customer care category for online dating for 4 consecutive years is something we’re really proud of. That’s because our members are our top priority!
America’s Best Customer Care Award of the Year, Yet Again!
The well known magazine Newsweek worked with Statista, a respected global data research firm, to identify companies online that consistently provide the Best Customer Service to their members. ChristianCafe.com was ranked in the top position, once again. In the past 4 years, we have been ranked #3, #2, and #1 (twice).
Are you one of those singles who have a hard time understanding why God hasn’t brought you your future spouse yet? Dr. Jim writes about finding help when loneliness takes over.
Dear Jim: Paul says it is better to marry than to ‘burn’ with passion. If this is true, then why doesn’t God bring a spouse into my life?
Christian singles are awesome people. They so desire to live their life for God and be filled with His Spirit, but they are often filled with the passion for a spouse. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7 that it is a moral challenge to not marry and therefore it is good that one does. If this is true, then why does God not provide a mate for everyone who desires one?!