The first date I ever had…my boyfriend and I couldn’t agree on a place to eat. So we both ended up going to different restaurants and just met up afterwards to drive home. That relationship ended about as quick as it began.
The first video in our satire comedy web series is getting some good feedback. Here is what viewers are saying about Christian Singles in Transition so far.
“Well done……like a commercial on the Babylon Bee…if they were into videos…which they aren’t……….yet….”
“This was fantastic! Really well done. I’m glad I knew it was a parody before I watched it…it looks like a real site! 🤣😂”
“Nice work, very entertaining”
“Well written, very cute 😂”
“Oh wow, that was hilarious! Nice work!”
“Take my $20”
“Love it. Maybe I should sow my $20 seed🤣💕”
“I’m sowing a seed 🤣”
“🤣🤣 brilliant lol”
And last but not least, my favorite. This one made my day: Guest comment: “Sow 20$ for a date? This is nuts guys – this isn’t live is it?” My Reply: This is a satire comedy video Guest comment: “Oh I got it lol.”
If you haven’t seen the video be sure to check it out here.
First date: I had come to the realization that there were no single godly men left or at least any I would meet at this point in my life. However, one guy had been messaging me to meet and I was running out of excuses. So, I figured the next best thing to do would be go out on a first date, but sabotage it. I agreed to meet him at the lake. My plan was to look ridiculous. I wore a hideous tie-dye shirt with athletic shorts. I had little to no make-up. As we talked, I decided it would be better to walk around the lake instead of sit and talk awkwardly like all first dates. We walked for a long time. Well, my plan failed. Three years later, I married that man. God has a sense of humor.
Christians seem to have differing views on many topics, and that includes what they value in dating relationships. But as professing Christians can we at least agree on what the gospel is? As Christians we should value the gospel message more than anything else. The video below is a simple presentation of the gospel.
As a Christian what is truly important when pursuing a dating relationship? And how do our assumptions of what dating looks like and how dating should be practiced influence us? Are these assumptions a detriment or an aide in guiding us?
From my own observations within Christianity, I see great divides when it comes to expectations in dating. Some think courtship is the only right way and others don’t even know what courtship is. Some put a lot of stock in having common interests or having compatible personalities. Still others are searching for a special feeling they might get when around someone. Others have a long checklist of exactly what they are looking for and what they are expecting the person to be and do.
The most important thing in a Christian dating relationship is the obvious, they need to actually be a Christian. This is truly the only absolute essential criteria. Do they know what the gospel is? Do they know what they believe and why? How does God’s Word affect them? How do they treat people?
I don’t care how compatible you think you are with someone, there are going to be differences. Loving someone is a choice of the will, practiced every day. Love is not a feeling we get, it’s a decision we make. God chose to love us, not because we deserve it, or because we are easy to love, or because we make God feel good. Rather, He willed to love us in spite of our sin, disobedience, and lack of anything to offer.
If you want a relationship that works you need to find someone who loves God, loves the gospel of Jesus Christ, and loves the Word of God. And as a result of their love for God and His Word, they will endeavor to love others as Christ first loved us. That’s the best foundation. Our relationships should be intentional and should not be built around selfish desires, but rather built on a unifying faith in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.