But within a week, the head pastor of our 2, person church found out we were dating. Mutual friends were excited that a boy and I were planning on hanging out one on one—so excited, in fact, they started brainstorming our wedding hashtag. Before we had even gone to coffee. I also remember feeling shamed by my Bible study for not having set strict physical boundaries with a guy—by our second date. Later, I went through a rather public breakup, and people within the church constantly asked me what happened—not out of care or concern, it felt, but out of a desire to know the details, to be able to better decide which side to take as our community severed.
Christian Dating Culture
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Editor's Note: This is the third part in a series on Christian dating culture. Evidence suggests that Christians are increasingly tolerant of casual sex, but what does the dating scene look like for those who are choosing not to engage in premarital sex? A ChristianMingle poll released last month suggests that Christians are increasingly open to having sex outside of marriage. Sixty-one percent of the Christians surveyed said they would be willing to have sex without any strings attached. Only 11 percent indicated they would be willing to wait until marriage. To get a sense of what the dating landscape looks like for Christian women who are unwilling to treat sex casually, The Christian Post talked with three women who shared how they feel their moral convictions are treated by men and the culture at large. Anderson, 42, who heads Boundless, Focus on the Family's ministry to singles and young adults, and is single herself "I am the true year-old virgin" she laughs, decided to be upfront with potential boyfriends about where her sexual ethics lay.
Editor's Note: This is the second part in a series on Christian dating culture. Read Part 1 here. Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least three times a week are less likely to have sex outside of marriage than those who do not engage in those religious practices. In contrast, in a ChristianMingle study released in January, only 50 percent of female Christians and 39 percent of Christian males said that they went to church at least once a month.
But are these ways in which Christians should approach dating? Should Christians be more like the world when it comes to this area of their lives? Here are some tips to consider for Christians who want to pursue dating:.