Are you a Christian single parent seeking advice on the dating scene? Ron Deal, Marriage & Family Therapist and author of Dating and the Single Parent is joining Lisa Anderson of The Boundless Show in an online discussion about single parents and dating – from a Christian perspective.
Pastor Jim provides advice on learning to appreciate and embrace the “suddenly” moments with God.
What Are You Waiting For?
Much of life is waiting for something to happen. Minutes turn into hours, hours into days, days into months, and months into years. Waiting too often becomes more about the clock seeming to stand still. Where is that moment when it turns and what you have been waiting for “suddenly” arrives?
How we use our time can significantly contribute to the quality of our lives. In this article, Dr. Jim discusses three areas where we can improve how our time is spent: Online, Worrying, Dating.
How do you spend your time? Time is a very valuable commodity and one that cannot be recaptured. You have choices of how you will spend your time. As you wake up in the morning, what is your first thought? Okay, after having a cup of coffee.
Here’s a video from a Toronto area Christian singles event put on by ChristianCafe.com and C3 Church. Titled “The Bash for the Unattached”, it was a highly successful event with hundreds of Christian singles in attendance from across the Greater Toronto Area, Central Ontario, and beyond!
Is love enough? What criteria do you use in seeking a lasting relationship? Is a strong emotional bond sufficient to see you through the years? Let’s explore these important issues further with Pastor Jim
Are Your Standards Set Too High?
Life presents us with many twists and turns. One sets out to find a good relationship only to find someone show up who does not meet all the desired qualities. Have you set your criteria too high, or is it okay to have high standards?
Everyone’s heard ‘Opposites Attract,’ but how true is it? More importantly, how does this notion figure within a Godly context of dating? In this article, Pastor Jim explores this concept in greater detail with insight for Christian singles.
How long has this saying been around? Obviously it has been an indicator of human behavior for longer than you and I have been around. I would like to share one situation where this saying stands true, and another where it is an element of extreme danger.
How Do You Embrace the Joy of the Lord? Read the thoughts on this topic from Pastor Jim:
One of the truths of living is that we often realize the most growth and make healthy changes through times of trial or challenge. Coaches know this principle and create ‘dis-ease’ to disorganize the norm so that it can be replaced with a new habit or practice.
God is the creator of life and the principles to live life successfully. He allows us to experience ‘dis-ease’ in hopes that it will build awareness that we need to make some changes.
Pastor Jim provides advice for Christian singles about allowing God to fill the voids in our life.
Most of life is about filling one form of void or another. It is the void, or perception of a void, that becomes a driving force in our lives. God created us with a void intentionally. If he had made us perfect we would be robots and not have any choices.
The primary void that God created in us is the need for a relationship. His primary intention in doing so was to create the need to relate to him.
However, he intentionally created this need so that we would need and want to create with others too. This fact can be quickly illustrated by referring to Adam and Eve. Was it not the “void” in her life that allowed Satan to entice her to sin?
Internet dating is in desperate need of someone reminding members to pay attention to what is love, and what is not when you are in love.
The most common misconception is that love is feelings and a heightened excitement caused through the presence of another. While it could be infatuation, lust, or self-indulgence, the experience or condition that many singles refer to as love is exactly the opposite of love.
When do good guys finish first? Read the thoughts on this topic from Pastor Jim:
Do you ever feel like you are the only one trying your best to do things right, but it does not seem to get you where you want to be? You honor others, read all you can about building good relationships, depend upon God, but your goal is not being met. When do good guys finish first?