Christian perspective on dating after divorce
The media constantly seek the opinions of university professors.Amid all that, pastors and Christian educators are likely to feel like second-class educators, people who "merely" teach the Christian faith, while "real" educators are out there shaping the world. So periodically, I like to remind myself and other Christian educators about the difference between secular education and our calling.” The vision of marriage we see in God’s word — the beautiful, radical display of God’s infinite, persevering love for sinners — makes it worth it to date, and date well.The world’s approach can provide fun and sex and children and eventually even some level of commitment, but it cannot lead to the life-giving Jesus after whom our marriages are to take their cues. Girls, stop expecting guys to make any formal attempt at winning your affections.Exclusivity and intentionality are ancient rituals, things of the past, and misplaced hopes. It’s not that this new line of thinking is necessarily untrue today, or that it’s not the current and corrupt trend of our culture. One of our most precious pursuits, that of a lifelong partner for all of life, is tragically being relegated to tweets, texts, and snaps, to ambiguous flirtation and fooling around. Therefore, only he can prescribe the purpose, parameters, and means of our marriages.So, as singles we have to work harder in our not-yet-married relationships to preserve what marriage ought to picture and provide.
The happiness of marriage is not only or even mainly physical.If fullness of life could be found in sexual stimulation, or if it was just a matter of making babies, the “forget formality and just have sex” approach might temporarily satisfy cravings and cause enough conception.But God had much more in mind with romance than orgasms or even procreation, and so should we. When people in the world are expecting less and less of each other in dating, God isn’t.All around us we see status given to secular education. School board elections can become the focus of the entire community.Universities are the center of society's greatest research and most profound discoveries.