He captures our into his goal and plan for our life: to make disciples who love him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Will we trust him, even when we want something else for ourselves?
If our heart is not there — if our soul is not already safe through faith, if our mind is distracted and focused on other, lesser things, if our best strength is being spent on the things of this world — jobs, sports, shopping, entertainment, relationships, and on God — we simply will not date well. Listen to Jesus, and “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Seek him first (Matthew ), and dating will be added according to his perfect plan and timing. It’s not the first rule, but I have found that it is a “golden rule” that most often makes the difference between healthy and unhealthy Christian dating relationships.
All because I decided to completely focus on working on myself and not him.
So how did I do it and how can you do it if you're in this situation as well?
This trend is especially pronounced among Catholics, researchers noted.
One-third of adults raised to embrace Catholicism by one Catholic parent and one non-Catholic parent 34 percent are religiously unaffiliated today, compared to 17 percent of people raised Catholic by two Catholic parents.
The key will be to lean on other Christians who know you best, love you most, and have a proven record of telling you when you are making a mistake or wandering away from God’s will for you.
Dating often isolates us from other Christians in our lives.
More than 8 in 10 Protestants 82 percent married to fellow Protestants are highly religious, compared to 58 percent of Protestants married to non-Protestant believers and 49 percent married to someone unaffiliated with a faith, according to the study.