Many Christian singles use the Internet to search for a soul mate. They can find themselves torn when their expectations aren’t met by the one they thought was going to be ‘The One’. Dr. Jim responds to some relationship questions about online dating, and things to avoid.
Sometimes Christians are not sure if they are following God and the question pops up: Am I a real Christian? Does just because I’m a good person make me automatically a Christian? Will my life be easy if I follow Christ? Here is some great guidance for Christian singles who want to actively follow Jesus in their daily lives.
Dear Jim: Am I really a Christian?
It’s easy to fall into the assumption when one writes for a Christian dating site that all reading the articles are Christians. God has provided an awesome gift available to all – but not all have received it. Allow me to share some thoughts in how I believe this is the ultimate experience.
You’ve met someone special on a Christian dating site, you’ve sent messages, spent hours on phone calls and now it’s time for the first date. What should you do and what to expect from those dates? Some great tips from Dr. Jim to make sure that your first date is successful.
Dear Jim: Do you have any tips for singles who met on the Internet and are planing a first date?
Have you head the expression ‘things always look good on paper’? There is an element of this that is true for those who meet others on dating sites and want to begin a relationship.
Although I do hear of some singles that flatly out lie on their profiles, I believe that most profiles are completed in honesty. Let me ask you a question? When you completed your profile, did you finish the task wondering whether or not you had really done a complete and good job? If you are like most, you wrestled with whether or not what you had put done was exactly what you wished to project.
For several years now we’ve been posting the list for the best Christian music out there and for the year 2014 isn’t any different. We present below the list for the Top Christian Songs of 2014, courtesy of Billboard. If you’re curious who had the big hits in past years, check out the Top Christian Songs of 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009!
One of the most influential Christians of our time, C.S. Lewis is known for his great Christian quotes and insightful and encouraging words for Christians around the world. Known by his closest friends as Jack, Lewis was a Christian writer who enchanted the world with books such as “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Great Divorce”, “The Screwtape Letters”, “Surprised by Joy”, and “Mere Christianity”.
Back in 2006 in the book “Bono, In Conversation with Michka Assayas”, Bono openly talks about Jesus and what Jesus means to him and who He was. Later on you will read another insert with Jim Daly (from Focus on the Family). This is a great way to evangelize youth and young adults using the words and beliefs of a great singer and humanitarian.
This wasn’t the first time Bono “came out” as a Christian, as their songs have frequent Biblical content and themes. It is quite inspiring to hear the lead singer of U2 talking about Jesus and what He has done for us all. These are inspiring interviews and are worth duplicating here. Please leave your comment below, and let us know how Bono’s words inspire you.
Here are some inserts from the interviews and what Bono had to say about Jesus:
The impact of interracial dating on our society and how an interracial relationship is viewed by many. How to make it work, some great points to work. Stats of the interracial marriages over the years in the US.
Like Christmas and Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day can be a tough time for Christian singles. But it shouldn’t be, if we have God as our top priority. Below is some good advice for singles about meeting that special someone they have been dreaming about.
Feeling guilty for wanting to be with someone.
Singles should realize that it’s not a sin or that they should feel badly about wanting to be in a relationship. It isn’t healthy to put pressure on yourself to be with someone, as this can cause you to rush into the wrong relationship. Avoid the rush and emotions and traps such as: “the first person to come is the first one to take“.
Are we in tune with God? Are we really paying attention when He is telling us to stay in the relationship we are in, or when He tells us we should break up (even if we think the relationship has potential)? Learn with this relationship advice a few tips on how to understand the different ways God speaks to us and if God always answers our prayers.
Dear Jim: Do you think you have to have a definite “yes” or “no” from God on relationships?
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:31 ‘Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.’ This is certainly applicable to relationships.
While this statement is certainly true, I find some singles discern this to mean that God will send a strong feeling or some voice from Heaven, etc. to signal when the ‘right one’ arrives. My concern is that the right one may have come and the single was ‘looking’ when they should have been ‘listening’.