Some Christians take a lot of comfort in the idea that God will do the heavy lifting when it comes to dating.
Rely on God's love, wisdom, and sustaining presence while you're dating.
Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.
There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian men.
Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.
" (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an amoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.
There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.But the Bible does not promise that God will provide a loving relationship for you while you sit around and do nothing.But, as in all things, it's best to ask for his guidance.The Bible promises he will provide that whenever we ask.You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.