Biblical wisdom dating
When an unbelieving client asked me out shortly after my conversion, my colleagues insisted I declare myself and my standards to him.
“You have to tell him you’re not normal,” they said. If you’ve repented of your sins and put your trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ and his substitutionary death on the cross for the punishment of your sins, then you’re definitely not “normal.” Your identity has been reclaimed and reordered by the Lord.
You’re a Christian single woman called by Scripture to sexual purity and abstinence until marriage, living and working in a sex-saturated society during the week. You are a Christian, a woman, and a currently single adult.
On the weekends, you fellowship with families in your church, where marriage and family are generally held in high regard. After awhile you may start to think it’s true; maybe you’re really normal. And that’s the order of information that’s most important about you.
There are only two portraits of the single woman in popular media.
One is the current pop icon, surgically augmented with a low fabric-to-flesh wardrobe ratio, usually sporting a vulgar phrase on her bust or bum, and unabashed in her sexual aggressiveness.
M., and after riding for an hour, everyone was wide-awake and engaging in small talk. I left that class burdened to pray for my instructor, her son, and his female “stalker.” For days I kept thinking about what I’d heard — especially the reactions of these parents, women who were probably proponents of and participants in the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s.
It doesn’t take most women long to figure out that sexual liberty is not the same thing as sexual equality.
(Crittenden, Crittenden is right, but I don’t see where that revelation is inspiring any counterrevolution in our culture. The only key to true change is found in the power of the gospel.
“I’m scared to death of the teenage girls these days,” the instructor announced as she wiped down her bike. Now, only one generation later, they are dismayed by the effects of that “revolution.” Pollster and analyst Daniel Yankelovich has been studying American values for more than 50 years.
Other girls chase my son just as strongly, though maybe not so crassly.” Most of the class participants were women in their late thirties to early fifties — outspoken, athletic women whose conversations had never indicated that any of them shared my Christian faith.This has had a profound, and perhaps unexpected, effect on young women that has not been ignored by feminists themselves. The downside is we’ve raised a generation of young women — and men — who don’t understand sexual ethics like: Don’t sleep with a married man; don’t sleep with a married woman; don’t embarrass people with whom you had a consensual sexual relationship.