Study guide for christian dating

Or, if you have a ministry that requires long periods of travel, it might create such a strain on your family that it would be better not to get married.

Some countries are not conducive to raising a family because of the political, economic, or educational situations.

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 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.

So being single means that you will have more freedom in difficult situations than a man or woman with a family will have.This advice applies to every Christian, single or married, of course. Since the singles among us have had to listen to me talk about the family for the past couple of months, I thought we owed them a message that addresses many of their more direct concerns.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.Many Christians put pressure on singles, especially those getting along in years, to get married.Sometimes we communicate an unbiblical attitude: “I wonder what’s wrong with him (or her) that he’s never married? Paul mentions at least two advantages for the person who is gifted to remain single.

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