Here Is Some Dating Advice You Should Follow from New Girl

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Single people are probably tired of getting dating advice from married people like me, because, well, we’re married, and what do married people know about dating in 2013? Unless we count “dating your wife,” a phrase that not only makes you sound like a pastor with hipster glasses and perfect stubble, but also feels a little bit like cheating. The good kind, though.And admittedly, I’m not the best person to dish out dating advice. I can literally count the amount of dates I went on in high sch … [Read more...]

“Most Dudes Are Weird and I Pity Them”: Dating Advice for Actual Christian Guys

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I noticed today that Paul Maxwell over at The Gospel Coalition broached the subject of dating, asking the question, "What Does 'Intentional' Mean in Dating?" I must confess that I am at a loss as to why such a question is necessary because 'unintentional' dating is not something I am familiar with. I have never in my life encountered a couple who, after having dinner together, found out that they had accidentally and unintentionally been on a date with one another. But perhaps I am sadly behind … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: The Rare “Good Dating Article” Spotted In the Wild

Grow up in the church and you're going to hear or read some silly things about dating and relationships. Or you may hear some good things said in a silly way. Or you may hear something good repeated so often that it's taken to a silly extreme. Well, this guy, Paul Maxwell, said a sane thing about dating and 'intentionality' over at The Gospel Coalition. It's worth a look. … [Read more...]

Rebuking the Romance Prosperity Gospel

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If you are a Biblical Christian, and particularly a single Christian, then you have enough struggles concerning purity, cultural marriage-redefinition, and relationships. The last thing you need is impure teaching, bad marriage definitions, and worse relationship counsel from evangelicals. Yet for years, and often without knowing it, we’ve experienced exactly these things from segments of the well-meaning Evangelical-Industrial Complex.Recently I termed this the “Romance Prosperity Gospel” (R … [Read more...]


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