Hollywood has made a lot of money portraying women pining for marriage but not finding love. Woman desperately tries to woo man, but man has too many issues. Man wants different woman while blind to the wonderful woman already in his life.This often creates crises of faith and identity and leads to painfully difficult questions.
He captures our into his goal and plan for our life: to make disciples who love him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Will we trust him, even when we want something else for ourselves?
In writing Real Men Don’t Text, I’ve set out to read every great relationship book available. The author, Rachel Greenwald, spent years interviewing men why they didn’t call a woman back.
The part I love about this list is they are all aspects that can be easily altered through self-awareness.
If our heart is not there — if our soul is not already safe through faith, if our mind is distracted and focused on other, lesser things, if our best strength is being spent on the things of this world — jobs, sports, shopping, entertainment, relationships, and on God — we simply will not date well. Listen to Jesus, and “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Seek him first (Matthew ), and dating will be added according to his perfect plan and timing. It’s not the first rule, but I have found that it is a “golden rule” that most often makes the difference between healthy and unhealthy Christian dating relationships.
But after embracing and applying the first and greatest commandment, I have found that the . If you’re not a Christian — if you haven’t dealt with God before trying to date — you don’t have a chance of having a truly healthy Christian relationship with someone else.