A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Hold up…Christian Dating.” I’ve heard some great feedback. Everything from, “Right on, Katie!” to …”We have no idea what you’re talking about, Katie” and my favorite- “You’re being kind of extreme.” I love all of it. Let’s talk about it. Let’s learn from each other. Let’s first and foremost be focused on honoring the Lord with our lives. And btw: If you’re not a Christian, then this probably will sound really weird. (Even if you are a Christian, it might challenge some of your ideas on dating.)
Most importantly, whether Christian or non-Christian– I want to encourage you to focus on learning about who God is. Talk to someone who you know is a Christian and/or check out this website: GotQuestions.org. Bottom line: Jesus is not a God of strict rules who wants to make life confusing and rob us of pleasure. He’s a God who blesses.
In the message below, Mark Driscoll uses the story of Isaac and Rebekah to teach on dating/relationships. He drops some super interesting stats and breaks down the history of dating. He then gives 17 principles for marriage. He doesn’t sugarcoat it, which is what I so appreciate about him. Check it out and let me know what you think…
To listen to the message click this link–> Isaac Marries Rebekah–Genesis 24
by Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church
Quick highlights from Pastor Mark’s message…
Ladies…“If a guy isn’t willing to chase you- he doesn’t want to be with you.”
“A woman should live her life knowing there is no guarantee she’ll get married.”
“If you love your life, you’ll be less likely to get married to a loser because you’re desperate.”
“A woman should not pursue a husband.”
Guys….”You can’t just say, ‘Hm..She’s hot.’ —-So’s hell! You gotta go for more than that.”
“A woman’s character should be observed before you initiate…Not like a stalker, but observe how she interacts with others…”
“You don’t know what you want…if you did you’d be married.”
Interesting comment from Pastor Mark’s friend from India…”In America, you marry one you love. In India, we love the one we marry…”
There’s so many more insightful thoughts throughout the message…Excited for you to listen to it!