Everyone (including myself, sometimes) thought I was nuts and couldn’t for the life of them understand it.
I’m not sure he did either, and for that I am the most sorry.
God is not sitting on the sidelines of your romantic life waiting for you to become winsome (Prov.
He anticipates, delights in, and works through awkward faithfulness (1 Cor.
Some might cultivate a letter-writing relationship (or as we might more commonly find it, e-mail, or some form of social media).
In some cultures the thought of dating or courting is out of the question.
It sounds elitist, holier-than-thou, and downright condescending. I’m 28 this year, I’m single, and one of the most common things I hear from my friends goes something along the lines of: And while I wholly believe in their well-meant intentions, I think its about time someone explained the reason behind this “pickiness”, lest it be classified as another irrational, snobbish Christian standard to live by.
He has not left you to crude speculation (libertarian) or crass rigidity (purist).
--Paul (1st Corinthians, chapter 7) Obviously, this list was written with humor in mind, and some of these "ways," are not prescriptive but descriptive of the sinful ways that God's people have conducted themselves in the past--they are in no way exemplary.
The people invariably would tell me that their approach was "the biblical way." I eventually become leery of such claims given that the Bible does not say much about how to find a wife, or does it?
He was intently reading a file; it looked like a personnel file.
He told me it was a file on a young woman that his father had sent him.