When God allows this He has some good reason for it.“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.If you traveled to a large city, you would get clear directions to your exact destination so you don’t end up in an unsafe area. If your dating partner resists your efforts to be true to your beliefs, then do yourself a favor—gracefully bow out. When facing any challenge, it helps to know you are not alone.Enlist others who share your commitment to moral integrity.Commit your way to the LORD trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:4-5) We are praying for you! Jenna voiced a common concern among single Christians looking for a lifelong partner: “My spiritual beliefs and values often make dating a very risky pursuit.This is the place that gathers Christians from all around the world.
There’s a broad spectrum of what it means for people to call themselves a Christian—from very liberal to very conservative and everything in between.Just because a woman calls herself a Christian doesn’t mean her beliefs or lifestyle choices are the same as mine.”Define your standards in advance. Some Christian singles are reluctant to voice their convictions for fear of being labeled “old-fashioned” or “narrow-minded.” But it’s best to be up-front about what is and is not acceptable to you.The time to think through any potentially perilous situation is before it happens. If holding to your values is important to you, take time to identify them before you start dating. Many awkward and compromising situations can be avoided by simply being honest with your date about your standards.I’ve been set up with guys—even ones who know I’m a Christian—who expect me to go along with their lifestyle choices: sex, drugs, excessive drinking, and the rest.Other times, guys find out I’m a Christian and automatically assume I’m uptight and judgmental.