Dating a christian girl
I started writing the answer to this post and before I could type a word, realized I had no idea what the answer was.So I polled women I knew and respected of various marital statuses.We are called as women to submit to the pursuit and leadership of men. We have a biblical call to wait, submit and be patient.Since this is a biblical instruction spoken by God, in that place we as women will have most peace.But the knowing ones, the Christians who seemed to have all the answers, told her, "You're young, there's plenty of time, and you need to learn patience." So she concentrated on her education without worrying too much about men.She graduated from college and found a good job, and then she started to look in earnest for the right man.And then, always hope…hope in God and rest in His grace.
The man initiates and pursues her as God turns his heart to do so and the girl responds and affirms his pursuit. One of my favorite things to see is a man of God who is pursuing a woman. She is freed to affirm his masculinity being manifested by his pursuit of her and in turn she is not put in a position to be solely vulnerable or manipulative to get his affections.Just as she was getting old enough to start dating, however, she noticed something.Some of the popular Christian books were talking about not dating at all, and just being friends, until God had made it clear that the guy she liked was the right one for her.It has been a struggle of mine before, which is perhaps why one of my favorites verses is Romans 12:9 – Love must be sincere.