Dear Jim: Is it wrong to date someone of a much younger age?
This questioned is raised from time to time in an email from a single. The question about age gap relationships is either about men dating younger women or women dating younger men. Does the Bible have anything to say about this? No – there is no scripture that says Christians should not do this. Cultures may vary around the world on this, but God has no instructions in His Word that says anything about age and relationships.
Today’s blog post 5 dating questions to ask is by guest writer, Lauren Groff.
Lauren provides some great insights about what you should be asking when dating someone. Asking questions and finding out who they are and what their relationships with others are like will help you determine if that relationship is worth pursuing.
5 Dating Questions To Ask
As a Christian, dating often comes with additional challenges. You’re looking for compatibility on a deeper level, a mixture of attraction and spiritual connection. Finding a partner with the right moral values takes work. There’s a delicate line to walk in Christian dating – nobody wants to be quizzed about their fundamental beliefs on a first date, but you don’t want to waste your time with the wrong person!
Singles have wrestled with this question, in one form or another, since the beginning of time, I suspect. In another article, I have shared ‘why does God say not to have sex outside of marriage? (You can find this earlier article here: Sex Outside Marriage.
I often receive emails asking just how far can one go before it becomes sex outside of marriage?
Let’s begin with what Christ shared when He was on earth. Matthew 5:27-28 states the following:
‘You have heard that it was said, Thou shall not commit adultery: but I say unto you, that every one that looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.’
Singles can sometimes feel lonely or disappointed about not having met their perfect match yet. Our blog post today takes a slightly different approach on this. It’s about the impact of Jesus’ actions in the world and in our own lives. And, that we shouldn’t take for granted the plans He has for each one of us.
Given that our God is Love, when we find God, we also find love. We can love others better when we love God first. As the Bible says: “We love because He first loved us” (I John 4:19).
All human beings need love. People won’t be satisfied with their life if there’s no one who can support them and show them respect and love. That’s the reason, if we’re faithful, that God can send us someone who’ll complete us. However, as many people know, things in love and relationships do not always go in the right direction. After many months or even years of love, a breakup can suddenly occur. Moving forward is hard!
Today’s blog features a guest post by Garrett Conover.
Tinder has long been a
staple of online dating. Unfortunately, it has also become a breeding ground
for instant gratification and thus given online dating a bad reputation. Tinder
has also made judging someone purely on their appearance a perfectly normal and
acceptable thing to do.
Today’s topic is brought to you by Dr. Jim. He explains how single Christians should deal with their natural urges like masturbation and how to seek what God really wants from us.
Dear Jim: What does God say about masturbation?
Here is a topic that is seldom discussed in Christian circles but certainly one very applicable to the single life. I do not find a “black and white” answer in the Bible, but there are some elements that we can draw out of it. Let me share some personal perspectives first.
Today’s blog post is by guest writer, Katherine Rundell.
Dating can be difficult, particularly for Christian
singles who often feel the pressure to find the right mate. However, the only
way to avoid repeating dating mistakes is to learn from them and begin to make
better choices. Ultimately, this will lead to a healthier and happier
relationship in the future. Here are 8 dating mistakes you need to avoid.
Top 8 Dating Mistakes To Avoid
1. Letting The Wrong People Come Into Your Life
One of the most common dating mistakes many Christians
make is to let the wrong person enter their lives. Think carefully about what
you don’t want in a partner and make sure that you don’t settle for less.
Remember that the right person is worth waiting for and will lead to a healthy
and respectful relationship.