Tag Archives: mating

Friends first relationships

  How many singles have tried the “Friends First” concept to mating? With half of current marriages ending in divorce surely a better plan is needed.  I have friends, Daniel and Michelle, Esther and Bob, who went this route and … Continue reading

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17 Reasons Not To Live Together – Cohabit

 1.  God has a wonderful plan, a better plan, for your life. Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (Jn 10.10.b) (Jer 29.11).  “For God so loved the world, that he … Continue reading

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Single dating vs group friendships: 15 ideas

  Worldly personal relationships will not win the world to Jesus. Christians need to be more radical in their behavior, purity and wholesomeness. Here are some reasons, some pluses to consider group relationships until God brings the right mate into … Continue reading

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That Male-Female Chemistry is Lurking

The male-female chemistry is  hard wired. We can be attracted to any number of people besides our spouse.  That’s life. Believers can become  infatuated with believers or unbelievers. It is certainly not the Holy Spirit leading one to become emotionally involved … Continue reading

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Singles and Relationships

  One can marry “body parts” or some one we really enjoy being with on an eight hour,  road trip.  God is light, purity. Holy marriage should reflect that light, that purity. Fornication, adultery, sex outside marrigae are  attacks on a holy God wanting … Continue reading

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The Singles’ Battleground: Who Owns Your Body?

  In the earlier part of the 20th century in America, dating was often done at home or with a chaperone in tow. Imagine how much less temptation there was. But with the emergence of the auto, teens were thrown  into a throbbing … Continue reading

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Meeting with the Girl’s Father

The other night my wife and I had supper with friends including a newlywed couple. They shared how they got together. Tim and Holly ended up at the same Bible college. She was dating other guys. It was not looking hopeful … Continue reading

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Should Girls Propose Marriage?

Does it really matter who proposes? Should Sally pop the question — ask relectant Tom or quietly wait to be asked to marry? Radical feminist liberation has influenced even Christian decision making. We may well know of cases where the … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Casual Sex Is Harmful, Self-destructive

“Marriage is honourable to all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Heb 13.4). Should we call sin by its right name? Jesus  was a “bottom line” man. He got to the heart of the problem. … Continue reading

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Are Eve’s Daughters Still ‘Eating the Apple’?

 Submission is a dirty word today. Noticed how the  time honored,  Ephesians 5.22-26, wedding vow, “To love, honor and OBEY” is often watered down or omitted?  Ships, companies, schools and armies have one leader. Most wives accept their employer’s authority. … Continue reading

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