Christian advice dating as an adult

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He is also an attorney who is used to tackling tough questions.

The answers he brings may be different from anything you've heard before.

Some things it talks about explicitly, like salvation or sanctification or marriage or elders.

The Bible guides us in some areas by broader, more general principles and ideas we can build on as we strive to live the Christian life in practical ways.

(Brazos) looks at common assumptions about marriage in popular culture and the church, critiquing the latter from taking too many cues from the former.

Drawing on biblical motifs and the church fathers, Colón and Field envision singleness as a witness to radical dependence on God — and to his expansive love for those outside the church. As we went on with our lives and earned degrees, we had long conversations about our frustrations of being single in the evangelical church.

Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us His Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.

Much of the discussion around singleness is, "Just have enough faith, and God will provide a spouse." And we started to worry about what that says ...

The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.

We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.

Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.

It's our hope that this Q&A series will be valuable both for those who think the Bible gives sufficient guidance for operating within our current system as well as for those who are looking for a completely countercultural path to marriage. How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.

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