Often times the church associates this word to mean a casual, sexual relationship. Christian singles use this term today to associate with someone they're getting to know on a friendship level in hopes for a more serious relationship.This may happen and it may not, but “dating” in and of itself is not synonymous with promiscuous behavior.When he ignored me on church trips, or flirted with other people, I brushed it off.My only real worry was that he wasn’t going to save himself for marriage the way I was.Scriptures: Ephesians -32 In a few moments, we will take communion together, with Christ, remembering how we came to be His sons and daughters by faith, and recalibrating our lives to the incredible reality that we are loved by God.To prepare for this time, I want to talk to you this morning about a marriage.After graduation, I ended up going to the same San Diego private Christian college as Tori, Nathan’s first girlfriend.We bonded by gossiping about the few people we both knew from Orange County — including Nathan, who was still in our hometown at the local community college.
I was too excited to sleep, thinking of all of the points during the weekend when Nathan and I might end up sitting next to each other: during a meal, or on the bus, or on the beach, our towels laid out side by side. I’d been raised to have faith in the seemingly impossible. * * * Throughout high school, I remained steadfast in my certainty that Nathan and I would end up together.
His hair had gotten wet, and he needed all of our opinions on whether it looked okay.