Dating Is Not the Time to Be a Missionary

It seemed women were always having to choose between having a husband or living their dreams. I moved full-time to a remote region of northern Uganda as a single woman, at the age of 26, with my own nonprofit and no husband. This makes me incredibly sad. Well done! We really need you! Not even the fake wedding bands seem to ward off a ridiculous amount of proposals.

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I have decided to reconsider the whole missionary dating strategy…. Before I explain, however, let me back up a bit…. And for those readers who live in Arkansas—hats off to you!

My niece posted this article on FB and I thought it had an interesting perspective on being unequally yoked.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people I know who end up in bad dating relationships. I received an email from a young woman asking for advice in her current dating situation. She shared with me that she was struggling in her relationship with her boyfriend. If you know the person that you are dating is not the person that you are going to marry, end the relationship immediately. Waiting to end the relationship simply delays the inevitable.

While this advice is simple, common sense, there is some subtle wisdom in the words.

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Many single Christian women would love to be married. Sometimes marriage is an idol. For them, heaven is being with a man who will love them unconditionally. As they approach their 40th birthday the possibility of marriage seems increasingly remote. Social convention, parental expectations and individual aspirations mean that being single just feels awkward and embarassing. It ought not to feel like that in church.

Sometimes the decision to not further pursue missionary service is As always, our dating standards and possible mate selection needs to be The same is true of any comments which may be posted about any blog entries.

This is a guest post by Debra Fileta. You can guest post too by clicking here. I wrote two articles recently that made their way around the web. I received an overwhelming amount of amazing feedback from these articles, but I also received a bit of passionate backlash. I heard from some people who commented that they dated and married these kinds of people, and that I was wrong for making such a list.

You have every other relationship in life to do that. Dating is a time for spiritual, emotional, and mental reciprocity between two people who might choose to spend the rest of their lives together. I believe I set the bar pretty low by calling women to date a guy who is actually into them, and men to date a woman who is more of an encourager than a criticizer. Is that too much to ask?

‘Missionary Dating’ Will Kill Your Spiritual Life

A classmate furrows his brow, as if trying to understand some antiquarian cultural rite. As a conservative Christian within a libertine college environment, I have heard variations of this same conversation played out numerous times; a liberal student invariably playing equal parts inquisitor and anthropologist, examining the quaint romantic practices of some conservative student. Its divergence from the norm invites scrutiny and examination. Notably, these questions—and the resultant conversations about Biblical sexuality—most often come from students who would never sit through a lecture on traditional marriage.

In the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges , these conversations will become doubly important.

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The other day I heard a new phrase that sent a shiver down my spine. Missionary dating is a term used by Christians to describe a person of faith dating a person with differing beliefs, for the purpose of influencing that person to convert to Christianity. I want to talk about the dangers of missionary dating. My concern with this philosophy is several-fold and the ramifications, HUGE! Before committing to any kind of relationship where two, or more, people must agree on one course action and that course of action would have spiritual implications, ask yourself:.

What is my motive for this relationship?

“How important is it that the person you’re dating has the same call to missions as you?”

This referred to a Christian dating a non-Christian. That was the kiss of death to any such relationship. Apparently it rendered me boring, predictable, and safe.

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One of the most tragic events we see happen today is when a believer has succumbed to the call of the world and returned back to the bondage from which God had rescued them. Many times, this began with a small compromise , that over time was a slow fade that evolves into a slippery slope , leading into a black hole Jam. Especially when one has been freed from addiction, substance abuse or other life-controlling issues, yielding to sexual temptation can all to easily lead back to alcohol, drugs, depression, etc.

When believers choose to date unbelievers it eventually results in lasting pain and sorrow 2 Cor. Most end in divorce, with the rate being no different than that of marriages of non believers. On the opposite end of the spectrum is a relationship that God chooses , anoints , prepares , and plans to not only bless each participant with the greatest example of His love in this lifetime Eph.

No wonder the ruler of this world, whose primary objective is to steal , kill , and destroy us John , will go to such lengths to make sure this does not happen.

Redefining Missionary Dating

She is passionate about helping others tell their stories, whether they’re missionaries on the field, new believers or part of a missionary support team. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading books and hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Bethany DuVal.

Here are three things to keep in mind before deciding to embark into the sometimes treacherous waters of missionary dating.

Signing up agrees to our terms of use. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? To clarify, this verse is not telling us to completely reject and have no interaction with unbelievers. However, there is a difference between interacting with unbelievers and, as the New Living Translation puts it, teaming up with them.

Entering into a romantic relationship with a non-believer is putting yourself on the same team and it is contradictory to Scripture. The Holy Spirit stirs when we are living in contradiction with the Lord, and that stirring becomes more powerful in the presence of other believers.

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My niece posted this article on FB and I thought it had an interesting perspective on being unequally yoked. Just to be clear, I do think that people in different faiths who are already married are in a different category–I don’t think that’s what this is referring to, and that is a different conversation altogether with many more nuances. This was a good article and a must read.

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