Challenges of dating a single parent
Oh, you can pretend to teach or even pastor a church but there’s a difference between those who fake it and those who are fueled by the Spirit of God. Are you the single woman who is just barely getting by who will become an insignificant spinster one day?Some are just barely getting by and will fizzle out, their insignificance leaving us with little or no fruit. Or are you the kind that’s more dangerous, leading the lost further into their lostness?To the locals of State College, the Waffle Shop is what Tim Horton’s is to Canadians.Good morning comfort.) My friend, who like all my older single friends admits she’s still open to marriage if God brings it her way, told me that the simple fact is that her sexual desires rest quietly when her love relationship with Jesus is tended to with passion.No doubt you’ve heard the trite phrase, “Singleness is a gift.” It’s only trite because we misunderstand.(And often those rolling the phrase off their tongues are equally uninformed.A third denotes a free gift of grace, used in the New Testament to refer to a spiritual or supernatural gift.” and is used to in the New Testament to describe a supernatural or spiritual gift.Other such gifts specifically listed in the Scriptures include faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, speaking in tongues, having words of wisdom or knowledge, being a prophet, pastor, apostle, teacher or evangelist.
We will be in eternity with Jesus so it is less important that we satisfy our needs while on earth.In the next few weeks I’m going to blog about how you can practically meet what I believe are the five deep longings in your heart, but the fact is it will be like giving a brand new baby a steak to chew on unless you first latch on to a determination to be Spirit-fueled.You’ll have no spiritual power to chew on what I pass your way if you aren’t full of God.My motivation to answer is impaled on the horns of a dilemma: do I, a married woman, pass you on to some one else with more “experience” for the answer OR do I tell you the truth which is undoubtedly not what you really want to hear in which case you may happily use my married status to disqualify the advice? One more book…one more page…one more sentence.” It is human nature to plead for what we have been told cannot—at this certain point in time—be ours. Can I look at ______…touch _______…just maybe I could ______….” It seems to me the question is wrought with you begging permission from me to wiggle past God’s truth about the sacred act of sex being confined to the marriage bed.
Today I’m mustering up the courage to go for the latter. Right about now is certainly the moment you’ll be rolling your eyes and saying, “But, you’re married. ” So let me introduce you to the voice of the 30-something single author of “Sexless in the City”, Anna Broadway.
Like trying to read the words of Shakespeare without knowing what they mean, they can’t express it through their interpretation because they have none.