Dating according to gods standards
Dating according to gods standards
Now, I get emails from singles across the country looking for guidance on who and how to date.While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.
Single mothers are bona fide idiots and here is why you should never even consider dating one: First, this is a woman who clearly doesn’t give a shit about her child’s well-being and future prospects." Don't date someone who claims to be a Christian but doesn't live it. "What I meant was that you are not to keep company with anyone who claims to be a brother Christian but indulges in sexual sins, or is greedy, or is a swindler, or worships idols, or is a drunkard, or abusive.Don't even eat lunch with such a person." Avoid dating people who have a bad temper. "Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority: Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you." Inner beauty counts the most. "May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ toward the other." Date someone who encourages you and is supportive. "Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Then make me truly happy by loving each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. For I admit my shameful deed—it haunts me day and night." Second, Ask forgiveness for your sin—God says you can start over again. "Sprinkle me with the cleansing blood and I shall be clean again. And after You have punished me, give me back my joy again.Day after day, month after month, year after year in their marriage, “Yes dear, whatever you say . Note also that Grudem’s doormat theology creates the formal structure for fellow CBMW member and Women’s Studies professor Mary Kassian to teach Christian wives to set and enforce boundaries for their husbands (emphasis mine). That’s not the biblical pattern.…when a wife chooses not to participate in family decisions, does not express her preferences or opinions, does not speak up when her children or husband are doing wrong, or does not object to her husbands physical or verbal abuse, then she is not being submissive, but instead is acting as a doormat, and out of line with the role God designed for her in the marriage relationship.How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn't believe?
" Amos 3:3, NKJV says, "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?Did women in the ancient world have more moxie than the women of our feminist age?Why are modern women at risk of committing this new kind of sin, a sin which the Bible fails to warn us of? constantly remind Christian women not to fall into the sin of being a doormat when Peter and Paul did not?Why does the New Testament repeatedly remind wives to submit to their husbands (Eph 5-, 1 Pet 3:1&5, Col , Tit 2:5) without offering Grudem’s modern “balanced” warning not to be a doormat?Was the teaching of Peter and Paul really flawed, requiring complementarians like Grudem and Kassian to “fix” it two thousand years later? What Grudem is describing as headship/submission is essentially egalitarian marriage with the husband as a figurehead with almost no authority.No brain-dead doormats or spineless bowls of Jello here!