With the New Year, we see Christian singles seeking new relationships and their worries about running out of time to find that special someone. Dr. Jim explains that everything is in God’s hand and we should gear down and look at what is the best approach to seeking our future spouse.
Dear Jim: What is your hurry?
Time is an element of this world. The first ‘click’ of the clock was set into motion by God, and He will be the one to step in and stop the pendulum from swinging. Time totally controls our world, but time is not present in Heaven!
The Bible shares with us that, among other attributes, God is Omniscient (all knowing). Since He is not controlled by time, He knows everything at once. For us, we have to describe this as past, present, and future. God does not have a past, present and future – He IS, or as He stated it ‘I AM’.
New Year is just around the corner and once again Christian singles are wondering what it is going to be to start a new year alone and how to obtain encouragement in God’s Word about being single when they would like to be dating someone.
What to do as a Christian single for New Year’s Eve.
If you’re single, you might be thinking: “Not again, another New Year’s Eve and I’m single”. Or, family members may be making remarks, or asking if you’re dating someone, or if you’ve found somebody interesting.
Christmas spirit should be around us all year round, not just now. Christ’s birth has lots to teach us and to show His plan for redemption for all mankind. Let us celebrate this great gift God has presented to us over 2,000 years ago with Christmas wishes to all that are in need.
Christmas wishes for this time of the year.
Many Christian singles spend the evening with family or friends, but as one of their Christmas wishes is to be with someone, they can feel alone and distressed. However, another way to view this Season is to see Christmas as a season of inspired giving and charity. When we put aside our own worries, and focus on those less fortunate, our own burden can feel less heavy and we can experience the true Christmas “spirit”. While celebrating our Savior’s birth, let us also remember to praise our Creator, which can make our lives special and meaningful to others.
Often Christian singles are in doubt while searching for a soul mate, and a question comes up: has God selected a soul mate for me or is there more than one? And, will it be up to me to pick the right person? Dr. Jim shows us what we should understand about God’s desires for our lives.
Dear Jim: Does God have a soulmate for me, or is there more than one and it is up to me to find?
This question has been around a long time. Christian singles develop a variety of beliefs regarding this – thinking that they have THE interpretation from God/Bible. One thing is clear, the Bible does not directly answer this question for us. I suggest that an answer has to take into consideration the attributes of God as well as how He created us. Let me share some thoughts that contribute toward an answer.
Even before we look for that special someone on a Christian dating site, let’s learn how we should love – and see love. It’s the best way to have a healthy relationship.
What things should I be looking for in a Christian relationship?
Our natural side often directs us to look for the wrong things when seeking a new relationship. Some of the forces at play are ‘normal’ drives, but they too often take on more significance than they should, for example, the physical side. I don’t think that I need to direct any comments toward personal preferences that you may have, and these have their place. However, I would invite you to consider that things that are SO important in dating become relatively insignificant after marriage.
Here are some of the most beautiful, inspiring, well known Christmas songs – from Christian to secular singers. We all (single or not) hear these joyful songs about Christ’s birth this time of year. We hope they bring back great childhood memories. You can also listen to great worship songs from the Worship Songs we chose, while enjoying some hot chocolate beside a warm fireplace (or imagining one)!
When a relationship is going nowhere and/or what to do with a troubled relationship? Here are some good points about how to deal with stressful times and to rely on God for guidance.
Dear Jim: My relationship is not going anywhere – what should I do?
Relationship challenges come in all sorts of packages. For some it is how do I find one? For others, it is what do I do with the one that I am in??? I receive emails from those who have been dating for sometime and it does not seem to be going anywhere. They genuinely love/care for the other person, but nothing has seemed to move it to the desired marriage.
Today’s post is for Christian single women and the heart-break of many who want to meet their special someone. Waiting on God for His timing is the key. Today’s guest blogger, Joanne Ellison, speaks from the heart in a short video.
Joanne Ellison: Many women come to me about being single when they want to be married. Let’s look at the book of Hosea to get some perspective on this.
How should you react while browsing profiles from other Christian singles online? What should the proper way be to deal with your feelings while keeping to God’s purposes?
Dear Jim: As I have reactions to pictures and profiles I find on Christian dating sites, is this the prompting of the Holy Spirit?
You have signed up for a Christian online dating service and you begin to read the profiles and view the pictures. You find that you have either a peaceful or uncomfortable reaction in doing this. Where is this prompting coming from? It could be several sources. Allow me to share some thoughts as you entertain what you use as criteria in selecting which profiles to ‘pursue’.
Thanksgiving should be a daily response of any Christian. This year’s message for our Christian singles friends is centered on thanksgiving, blessing, grace, and sacrifice. Remember to praise the Lord, even in our darkest hours, for all that He has done, is doing, and will do for us.; He is in charge, no matter how lonely we may feel, at times! Let this Thanksgiving be a happy and a thankful one, no matter our circumstances.
As Thanksgiving nears, we should take some time to praise God for all the good thing He has done for each of us.
Like Christmas, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for Christian singles to celebrate, as they feel “alone” even when they are gathered with family or friends. We should thank God by also helping others to celebrate this great occasion, by gathering with family and friends, be they married or single, so even if this doesn’t mean much for you it can mean a great deal for someone else who is feeling lonely at this time.