During that stage of your life, your choices usually involved what you were going to do for the day – or even the next hour.
You gave little thought about making decisions that would impact you for a lifetime. After rolling into your thirties, you suddenly see life as slipping past you.
Much of the discussion around singleness is, "Just have enough faith, and God will provide a spouse." And we started to worry about what that says ...
Christian advice dating older men
(Brazos) looks at common assumptions about marriage in popular culture and the church, critiquing the latter from taking too many cues from the former.
Drawing on biblical motifs and the church fathers, Colón and Field envision singleness as a witness to radical dependence on God — and to his expansive love for those outside the church. As we went on with our lives and earned degrees, we had long conversations about our frustrations of being single in the evangelical church.
BIBLICAL SUPPORTS FOR WOMEN MARRYING YOUNGER MEN BY EBENEZER AFOLABI ebenezerafolabi54 @ The idea of women marrying younger men is becoming popular in our days, but its acceptability has been strongly challenged.
It is not really a big deal in the western world, but it is a big deal in some places in Africa.
However, these changes have also generated confusion within the dating community.
There is a mixture of those who have old fashion idea of what a man’s/woman’s role should be, while others are more demanding in their ‘rights’. Women can now be found as Pastors and leaders in many congregations.
Taking risks was fun and if one thing (or relationship) did not work out, you hurt a little but moved on. Seemingly, you do not have as many choices, and the ones that you have made have now turned out to not be such great ones. These thoughts and realities cause you to change your standards.
You are more particular in where you spend your time and in what you ‘put up with’.
By this age, you have spent several years building up a stockpile of considerations from your previous disappointments as well as the disappointments of others in your life that you have observed. Perhaps some friends or family enjoyed great success in their relationships and you ‘grabbed’ their standards, etc. Today, we can turn on a radio or TV and find out more than we need to know about the personal lives of so many others.
and have set them up to be goals for you – realistic or not. Situations in our world are communicated to us at our desktops or on the hourly news. Many reading this article are doing so at their computers while on an Internet dating site (Long Distance Relationship).
As we become older, we cannot help but incorporate what has and is happening to us into our lives.