The dating scene is a minefield for some young Christians. It’s hard enough for most people to meet someone they properly click with, and when finding a partner who shares your faith is thrown into the mix, the challenge increases significantly. Why has finding love become so challenging for Christians?
It has become difficult to find someone with good values. With each passing generation, we have become less Christian, less “conservative,” and less moral. As a society, we have rejected the values of the previous generations, and today most people generally do whatever they feel like doing. This has become a major problem when you are looking for someone who shares your values to date.
Sexual immorality has become absolutely rampant – Even in the Church. If you are looking for someone sexually pure to marry, good luck with that. Everywhere you look in our sexually hyper charged society, people are behaving like animals. Very few churches like to talk about sin, commandments or holiness anymore, and as a result, many people in the church are going just as wild as people in the world.
There are many young Christian men and women who think that their struggle to stay pure would end with a wedding ceremony. Wrong! Sexual purity is a battle throughout adulthood. It simply takes a different form in marriage. Single or married, yielding your sexuality under the lordship of Christ will always be a battle.
The problem is it’s really hard to get rid of our pre-conceived notions of what we’re looking for in a partner. We really believe what we want is going to be best for us. We don’t really trust God that what he provides for us will be far better than what we imagine.