Christian dating is weird
I know this is wrong and that I should only get advice from people who tithe regularly and vote the right way but I have taken all the advice below and find that I am still single. If you want to write a guest post, send it here.) Despite my passion for christian dating values and practices I must admit that sometimes I’ve considered turning to the “world” aka COSMOPOLITAN for dating advice. Yet somehow (surprisingly), Christians have figured out a way to make it even worse. Let’s call this advice “the sibling rule,” taken from Paul’s advice in 1 Timothy 5:2 to treat “younger women as sisters, in all purity.” “Treat her like your blood sister” is a saying that is often used to encourage strong physical boundaries between dating singles in the church.We have taken the beautiful doctrine of adoption and made dating basically unbearable by pushing Christian brother-sister language. And, while it is trendy and slings a verse that seems straightforward in a sound-bite-theology world, something doesn’t sit right about the rule.Isn’t it strange to regulate the Christian dating process by making it quasi-incestuous?
Interacting with the opposite sex became this pressure-filled, awkward interaction that left me feeling confused, impatient and lacking control. Dating in wider society is often portrayed as a feel-good experience.It’s no wonder Christians tend to freak out about dating.