In this new blog post, Dr. Jim gives us insights about what recent divorced person should do and if a Christian single should date a recent divorcé. Here’s how to help someone after a divorce and how to build your life again if you went through a divorce recently.
There is a repeated fact that keeps surfacing in emails to me. It relates to those who are currently or who have recently (2 years) gone through a divorce. The fact is that these individuals are not ready to consider a new relationship. They think that they are ready and often set out to develop new relationships. A sincere desire is present to move on from the hurts of the past and apply the lessons in future relationships. Unfortunately there are many things at work within their dynamics that keep them from being able to have an objective perspective.
When Christian singles withdraw from others, they isolate themselves from the outside world. Dr. Jim shows us how this attitude can contribute to unhealthy living and how Satan can take advantage of lonely singles. You’ll find 4 great ways in how to go about to meet other singles and make friends.
Do you feel isolated?
The more I relate with single adults there is one fact that stands out more than others. Too many singles withdraw from others and become isolated. The reasons vary from past hurts, to feeling ‘different’ around others. Whatever the reason the movement to isolation is dangerous.
When Christians singles don’t see their requests answered by God, it’s important to ask, pray, wait, and praise. But, what are the reason for our struggles? In this blog post, Dr. Jim teaches us how to trust God in times of struggles and why we should rely on faith, always.
Are you struggling with God for an answer?
Often I receive a question from a single adult regarding their struggle with God for an answer. It is very likely that this is a significant area for the person or they would not be struggling as much. Important questions need an answer, but the timing of the answer is often not the timing that we want to experience.
Dr. Jim’s article about sex before marriage offers guidance to Christian singles about looking for what God wants from us while in a relationship and why saving sex for marriage is important for God and for both partners. Here’s how to prevent sexual sins and keep a healthy relationship while protecting what God wants for all of us.
How to go through life without allowing our past to spoil it? What to do when you’ve been hurt or what should you do when you were the reason someone was hurt? Christian singles, while trying to meet someone online, should make sure that they deal with such questions, as Dr. Jim explains in this new blog post.
Dear Jim: Have you let go of the past?
Each of us has been impacted by some event in our past – good or bad. As I grow older, I am reminded over and over that it is easier to slip back into our past. The past should be taken into consideration as lessons. Embrace the good that came from your past, and let go of those things that were negative.
Christians singles, who are looking or searching dating websites for a soulmate, should be able to look at themselves first, and find the kind of person they are looking for and the qualities that are most valued in a relationship, before trying to meet someone online.
Dear Jim: Why won’t people face who they really are?
The email is still in my inbox with this question. It is not an unusual one as I often receive emails with similar questions. This person went on to state that most singles that she meets are caught up in the physical side of a relationship and do not seem to care about the numerous other things that make a relationship compatible. I must state that my experience relating to single adults reveals the same fact.
After a divorce many Christians are afraid to date again as they are not sure if they are following God’s laws about divorce. Dr. Jim points out what God requests from us and what divorced Christians should expect or do to make sure they are doing the right thing in the Bible.
Every single relationship experiences disagreement, however, the ones at the initial stage of the relationship can become big indicators of whether single Christians should pursue a deeper relationship or move on. Dr. Jim explains the best actions to take.
Being a Christian means things like giving and walking the extra mile for others. But does it mean that single Christians shouldn’t be careful about whom and how, and even if they should help others? Dr. Jim gives guidance for those searching for the “Christian” thing to do.
Dear Jim: Where is the line between helping others and being taken by others?
Most Christian single adults are very caring and giving individuals. They try to live their lives the best they can according to the Bible and the leading of His Spirit. At the same time they are also dealing with the reality of the world around them and the effect the choices of others has and continues to have upon them. This combination too often generates some events that are not always healthy ones.
What is love really like when you are seeking a soulmate? Do Christian singles know where their focus should be and what to look for in a person? What makes a great relationship or a disastrous one? Below are some great points to consider when searching for love online.