Do You Trust Jesus. . .With Your Dating Life?

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“Let me ask you: do you trust Jesus?  Do you believe that He truly has your best interests at heart, that He would never mislead you — that if you follow His advice, you’re setting yourself up for the best, most meaningful, and most fulfilling life imaginable?  Can you count on Him knowing what He’s talking about?  Do you think it’s possible that the second most important decision you’ll ever make (other than your commitment to follow Christ) — who you marry — should be based on Jesus’ most fundamental agenda for our lives: seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness?  Do you believe every significant decision we make should be run through this grid?  If our choice of marital partner is no exception, what wouldn’t qualify as an exception?  If Jesus’ words aren’t relevant for such a crucial decision, why would they have any importance in any lesser decision?”
– Best Selling Author Gary Thomas in “The Sacred Search” (2013, David C. Cook)

A Single Plea

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“My most earnest of all pleas to singles is abandonment of the self, surrender to Christ of all unfulfilled longings, an unequivocal willingness to receive whatever God assigns, and a determination to practice the sacrificial principle of Isaiah 58:10-11. Life becomes not only far simpler, but surprisingly joyful and free.” — Elisabeth Elliot

Why Don’t Churches Do More to Reach Single Adults?

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If the number of single adults is increasing at such an alarming rate, why aren’t more churches intentionally reaching out to those who are legally divorced, widowed, or have never married?

From “On Mission” Magazine (Fall 2012) citing a report on “CBS Sunday Morning” (May 20, 2012).