Christian dating joke
I’ve watched it consume just about everyone I know.
I have felt every bit of the internal and external pressure to be married.
It should be no surprise that we professing Christians are often the most hopelessly romantic. However, a case could be made that we have exalted marriage and family over the Church (by Church I mean the localized body of Christ, not the business of modern church operations). We have created a generation of “marriage seekers” who are constantly assured that there is no greater pursuit that that of finding a mate and no greater accomplishment than marriage.
We are deeply in love with the ideas of love and marriage. Ask pastors and they will tell you the order goes: God, Family, Church. Likewise, the chief priority of most single men and women is clearly that of finding a romantic relationship to call their own.
This subtle subversion has forced me to spend a lot of time wrestling with the counterfeit motivation that comes from our own desire for marriage within a Christian sub-culture.
But whether you are for pun-control or not misses the point: Shouldn’t Christians enter boldly into all culture-making fields and win them for Christ? I have had every awkward conversation there is about why I am single with well meaning onlookers. Still, perhaps no one has spent more time hopelessly dwelling on the romantic ideal of marriage than me (I can prove it).In my life and relationships I have been able to resist the temptation to “lose it.” Not allowing my life to center on pursuing a wife or at least/worst filling the void with other relationships.You can admit it, if single, your singleness can gnaw through even your most content moments with the lure that even those would be better with someone to share them with.How could you not when every song, television show, movie, book, conversation, and even sermon seems to dwell extensively on finding your soulmate.