Christian Dating Over 30

Christian dating over 30:
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1) be marriage minded,
2) but don’t expect a proposal on your first date!,
3) be prayerful,
4) be “protective” of one another in the process,
5) be quick to end things if you know this is not what the Lord has for you – dragging things on interminably is damaging to the other person (indecision IS a decision),
6) seek the godly input of others who know you well! and who know the other person well if possible!,
7) find ways to “do” things together that put you in multiple social settings so you can “get to know” things about each other besides just what you believe about this and that (visit each other’s churches, visit each other’s “hometowns” and family/friends),
8) and on that note, be intentional about asking questions,
9) this assumes you’ve thought through what you’re looking for and also
10) that you “examine” yourself, in the mirror of Scripture, and have a good working knowledge of your own strengths and weaknesses, so you can
11) discern if  you compliment one another.
12) yes, “feelings” and “attraction” are important, but realize that these will look MUCH different than when you were in college (as they do and WILL change over time!) – your desires, goals, and timeline will (God willing!) have MATURED, and this should CHANGE the way you date!
13) being “equally yoked” is about MUCH more than just both claiming to be Christians! Consider also CALLING on your lives – do your “missions” line up – to what degree does “doctrinal like-mindedness” weigh into your decision?, consider your respective “intelligences”….
14) be quick to REPENT and be quick to FORGIVE.  🙂
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Key word: INTENTIONALITY
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just some thoughts.  🙂
Be blessed!
~Leah
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PS – you might also want to consider NOT letting Facebook know about your “relationship status” unless you’re at least “engaged”….
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About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at http://grace2grow.com and http://grace2grow.blogspot.com/, or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/grace2grow

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Challenge, Personal and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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