That's God's role — and our deepest needs won't be met until we finally see Him face to face (1 John 3:2). We place too much pressure on ourselves to find someone who doesn't exist, and we ignore God's plan for marriage.Coming to these realizations required evaluating where I found my ultimate fulfillment and, eventually, discarding the idea that another person could make me whole. Rather than focus on the end-goal of marriage, I set my sights on getting to know the other person.Reproduced from the excellent glossary maintained at It’s Pronounced Metrosexual Advocate – (noun) (1) a person who actively works to end intolerance, educate others, and support social equity for a marginalized group.(verb) (2) to actively support/plea in favor of a particular cause, the action of working to end intolerance, educate others, etc.A mindset that recognizes the benefits of dating, while also acknowledging the drawbacks. Devastated, I told God I never again wanted to date, even if it meant a lifetime of singleness. Maybe you too have dated for years without success. We figure our future spouse is our soulmate — a perfect match who will satisfy our every desire, the one person who will finally make us whole.I found myself asking these questions not too long ago. Not only is this idea unbiblical, it ends up placing too much pressure on us to find a spouse.The course will utilize a variety of practical, educational and experiential techniques to discuss many necessary components of a healthy, fulfilling dating or marital relationship.To practice these skills in a real world setting, participants will have the opportunity to go out into structured dating environments with co-participants and the group’s highly trained facilitators and licensed supervisor.
Faster than anticipated, our relationship developed into the most serious I had ever been in. Or double-down and immerse yourself even deeper into every relationship in hopes of chancing upon your future spouse? And there was always the possibility I might not meet her standards. Perhaps like me, you too grew up believing God preordained one person for you to marry.