I’m going to start by sharing what I learned from doing my literature review–the background research that I did before I started reading the actual dating books themselves.
That background information is important, not only for understanding these dating books, but also for thinking about other trends in Christian culture.
She graduated from college and found a good job, and then she started to look in earnest for the right man.
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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.
), you’ve probably heard me about a research project that I’ve been working on since January for my undergraduate capstone.
I’ve been reading Christian dating books and analyzing the messages that they send (or fail to send) about rape, sexual assault, and consent.” 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.Once there was a good Christian girl who dreamed of growing up, getting married, and having children.The heroine of our story observed that as these things were being taught, the level of romantic involvement among her peers at church, not very high to begin with, shrank to practically nonexistent.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.This is not just a business for us; it’s what gets us up each and every day.