What does this tell us about how times have changed!This reminds me of the fact that in over 100 languages around the world – unknown to most Christians or english Sunday ‘sabbath’ keepers, that the word for Sabbath is actually and literally the word for Saturday (yes – even now in 2017!

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I do not intend to defend a certain set of rules, or refute any.

Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.

As a man or woman dedicated to the Christian faith - and with a devout focus on God’s place in our daily lives - navigating the waters of modern dating can be tricky indeed.

The place of faith and God within the context of a new relationship can often bring to mind questions that are not so easily answered or put away.

But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).

It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.

) It’s incredibly interesting that often times words themselves hold the key to what life was like in the past and how we used to live.

Words – and changing their meanings, also appears to be our enemy’s greatest means to decieve people – to take a word (or thing) and change or literally hijak it’s history, meaning or appearance.

The fact is that Christian singles who are marriage-minded and commitment-focused need more than Christian dating advice when it comes to the season of their lives where a potential mate comes along.

They would flourish, instead, with guidelines and Christian dating rules that they can recognize within Scripture and bring along into the rest of their lives.

So instead of looking to check the boxes — “does he go to church? ” look for those around your potential partner who can speak of their reputation.