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.
Dr. Jim provides tips about how to deal with disappointments and expectations. Whatever life throw at us, we should learn to hold on to God’s promises to us in this New Year, with all the effects of the pandemic and stress creeping into our lives.
A Very Happy New Year To You!
The old year rapidly wound down and another New Year has just burst onto the scene. This event often floods our mind with a mixture of disappointment and expectations. What do you hear when someone says ‘Happy New Year’ to you?
A Christmas story: so much meaning for us to embrace what is behind such a profound event! Are we allowing any room for God’s Spirit to enter and empower us during this Season? Are you giving Jesus a special place in your heart? Dr. Jim illustrates how important it is to have space for Christ in our hearts.
When a Christmas story is relevant even today.
Several years ago dear friends of mine were unable to have any children. This is a very sensitive issue and one that is not easy to endure around a church filled with families. My heart broke to see the anguish in their eyes as each Mother’s Day etc. was celebrated.
This week’s post is from guest writer Ronald Cain who writes about “Debating Atheism”. Using 8 points he details great approaches to make your points while keeping your Christian faith the main subject of debate.
Debating Atheism: Do and Don’ts.
With Atheism already a strong and growing influence worldwide, it can be easy for a Christian’s faith to waver and/or be offended by the prospect of an Atheist rebuking them for their beliefs. It can be tempting for the Christian to go on a tirade about why denying God’s existence is sin, thus adding ammunition to the Atheist’s point of God being “hateful and bigoted.”
For the 3rd year in a row, ChristianCafe.com has been awarded Newsweek magazine’s “Best Customer Service Award”. We’re proud to receive yet again this prestigious award from such an eminent and respected publication. Thank you to all those who recognize the dedication our team has for our singles.
Newsweek Best Customer Service 2021 Award
“Newsweek has again partnered with global data research firm Statista to identify the stores that consistently provide the Best Customer Service 2021. Whether it’s an intuitive website, a generous return policy or a friendly voice on the other end of the phone, these companies have found a way to put you, the consumer, first.”
It’s a good thing to show gratitude to our Lord for the multitudes of grace He presents us each and every day. We should always have a thanksgiving heart for everything that comes into our lives. Above all, God is good and good all the time (even if we don’t always know it)!
Gratitude always, even in bad times.
Life can be overwhelming with so much going on around the world today (a certain virus comes to mind). But, when we have a merciful God who blesses us with infinite love and grace, we know we can conquer anything with His help.
Christian love stories such as Jon and Kellie’s are living proof that online dating works when you use the right matchmaker service. ChristianCafe.com can connect you with thousands of potential matches. Your true love could be here right now waiting for you. Check out this incredible love story from our couple who wouldn’t have met if it wasn’t for our help!
A far, far away romance.
This is but one of many love stories from us, as an inspiration to singles. You too could find your soulmate with us (and he/she doesn’t have to be a world away; they could be near you, too!). Have a read and see how dating online could work out for you, too.
How should Christians deal with anger? Dr. Jim offers advice on how to release yourself from this destructive emotion. He gives a personal account about how he dealt with similar feelings.
Dear Jim: How do I deal with the anger I am feeling?
Anger is not a sin! It is what we do with this emotion that may cause us to sin, but the emotion itself is not a sin. Christ was angry – but His anger was directed toward sin. It is okay to be angry against sin, but we often find ourselves angry for other reasons. Ephesians 4:26 instruct us to be angry, but to not sin or let the sun go down on our anger. We need to do something about it for it makes a super bad bedfellow!
Common-law relationships seem to be common for couples nowadays. What should Christian singles know about a relationship that isn’t God’s plans for His children? Dr. Jim gives his simple but Biblically-supported view of this, and sex outside of marriage.
Is God with us when we are in a common-law relationship?
Dear Jim: I have a unique situation in that God is with us as we live together outside of marriage (common law relationship). I would like to know what to say to other Christians who ask for my advice in wanting to do the same thing? I know why it is wrong from a moral and biblical realm. But, I know that God accepts us, and where we are at.
When Erin and Matt joined ChristianCafe.com, they were just curious and, according to them, a little bored:-) But God’s own plans for each of them have changed their lives forever. You can find more about their incredible journey about meeting online and how ChristianCafe.com was able to connect them.
Matt and I met at the end of October 2009.
I had joined ChristianCafe.com the day before my birthday after hearing about it from a friend. Matt joined the following weekend. Neither of us had a good reason for joining…we were just curious and a little bored. God definitely had His own plans…. Matt started by sending a very sweet email. We later progressed to phone calls. After spending an average of 3 hours a day on the phone with each other, Matt came to Alaska so we could meet for the first time.