I want to develop three thoughts: While marriage is God’s normal design for most people, He has gifted some to remain single so that they can serve Him without the encumbrances that necessarily go along with marriage.
When Paul says, “It is good for a man not to touch a woman” (7:1), he is using the word “touch” as a figure of speech that refers to the physical relationship in marriage as representing marriage as a whole.
Late one afternoon she went into the woods to pray for a husband.
She didn’t notice the hour growing late as she continued to pray.
Having them find out you look totally different (more than a few extra pounds? ) upon meeting you shows you’ve already been dishonest even before the relationship begins.
Many people communicate over the computer or phone quite a bit prior to meeting in person.
A lot of times, however, how you communicate those things makes all the difference. For example, instead of stating “I love to travel”, mention places you’ve been and why you enjoyed them so much (“While I’ve been all over Europe, last fall I went to Prague for 5 days and wanted to take a photo of every building — such great architecture! Likewise, mention the next destinations on your list (and why you want to go there). ” Now those who want to write to you have the perfect conversation starter. Write your profile from a positive perspective – talking about the things that make you smile and laugh. It’s easy to counter, too: Most modern browsers automatically underline spelling mistakes. Be sure to make use of these questions to express what your Christian faith means to you! I’d love to hear what things you love seeing in other people’s dating profiles.
I’d like to offer some practical advice to those who are single, based on Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.
Apparently, in reaction to the sensuality of the culture, some in the church were saying that all sex is wrong. Perhaps they even pointed to the Apostle Paul as their hero.
Even some who were married concluded that it was more spiritual to abstain from sexual relations in marriage.