Single christian dating tips
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.She didn’t notice the hour growing late as she continued to pray.An owl in a nearby tree awoke and in a low voice said, “Who-oo!But it’s much more difficult to be imprisoned or face martyrdom if you’re married, both for you and for your family.If you sense God’s call to be a missionary to a part of the world where you may likely suffer persecution or severe hardship for the sake of the gospel, you should consider remaining single.But the married person will have more trouble (the Greek word means “pressure”), and Paul is trying to spare him.
Of course, many single people are not as devoted to the Lord as many married people are.If that isn’t possible, my first responsibility is to raise my children.So being single means that you will have more freedom in difficult situations than a man or woman with a family will have.But beyond that, how do you know whom God wants you to marry? How can you know God’s will on this important decision?I’d like to offer some practical advice to those who are single, based on Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7.
He is not commanding being single, since he recognizes the single state as a gift which God only gives to some (7:7-9); but he is strongly commending it, since it was a gift he himself had, and since it provides a number of advantages for serving the Lord that being married precludes.