There are people who believe that we have to be somewhat “holy” before we follow—but we are works of progress much like a painting…the true challenge is placing our own selves and expectations aside.” Nelson Torres, Florida When asked about what Christian dating should like, their responses involved a man’s initiation and also their lack of “reading women”.
), the starlit evening, and the honeymoon in Spain.So stop looking for your future husband and look for a date instead. What makes up a good marriage, the type of joy-filled marriage that people see and think, “When I grow up I want a relationship that looks like that” are a couple of things. These two things are almost equally important — with commitment to Jesus edging out the other by a nose.I know I’m really blowing the lid off the whole “Only go on a date with a man you intend to marry” thing that’s popular in Christian circles, but stay with me. But there are plenty of non-Christians who also have great marriages, so clearly the mutual respect and enjoyment of your spouse is a pretty big deal.But in a day when so much nominalism passes for authentic maturity, give us a few simple marks of spiritual growth that a man or woman should be looking for in a potential spouse.I think what you are looking for is seriousness about growth in the person’s faith.But we need to take a step back and stop reviewing that fantasy every time we meet a new guy.