Reasons to take a break from dating
As a Professional Counselor and Author, it’s a topic that I’m passionate about and one that I feel led to write about, speak about, and even just think about.But sometimes I wonder if our Christian culture at large tends to get fixated on romantic relationships, without remembering the other important relationships that God calls us into. The concept of Christian community is such an important part of love, because it’s within the context of relationships that we have the opportunity to express and receive love.It’s important to learn to be real with one another, because that’s what true community is all about. Community reveals your gifts and talents (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
When we are surrounded by other believers, we feel empowered in our faith and may even be more sensitive to God’s presence in our lives.
Community challenges you to be more like Jesus (Hebrews -25).
Nothing makes you more like Jesus than the daily grind of interactions with others.
There is nothing more beautiful than the picture of the gospel displayed through our healthy interactions as a body of believers.
Within this body we’re bound to get hurt, and then guaranteed the opportunity to forgive.
We get to feel what Jesus felt as he suffered wounds at the hands of the people he loved, and then loved them anyway.