The love for the souls, and to speak of salvation was more important than anything in my life, and even with all my goals, or problems I faced, everything was insignificant compared to the pleasure of serving the people of God’s. I a simple assistant dating a man of God, a Pastor!
And, let’s just be really honest, the reason “guarding her heart” became a thing is because men before you lied and we wanted a better term for lying.
How about we just drop that and form a new message: Pursue God and quit lying to women to fulfill your desires for emotional and physical intimacy. Message: Romantic relationships should be walking toward marriage.
She moves swiftly, with confidence, a weathered Bible clutched in her right hand, the day's passages dog-eared and highlighted. 1 man in my life and any man who wants me must seek me through Him." The unmarried Georgia native is a committed follower of the Christian faith, striving to live and breathe the gospel in her daily life.
She's the type of woman who can recite scriptures with ease, her love of faith evident in her speech. Yet, according to relationship advice columnist Deborrah Cooper, it is this devout style of belief and attachment to the black church that is keeping black women like Davis -- single and lonely.
Erica bringin’ the wisdom with a punch-in-the-face question as sentence #1, a sly wink to societal norms in sentence #2, and a scathing (and true) assessment in sentence #3. However, the answer you’re seeking isn’t really for you, it’s for him. I know you do, because you alluded to it when you wrote, “Christian guys rarely can just keep it casual and go on a date, give it a chance.” That’s the symptom of a much larger problem—a problem that, unfortunately, will not be helped by me talking to a lady. And you know you’ve noticed her because you notice brilliant, wise, etc., woman in your circle. Somewhere in the formative and oh-so-tacky ’80s and ’90s, a message spread through Christian bookstores (R. P.), pulpits, youth groups, and all the nooks and crannies of God-fearing culture.
Reality: Casual dating to get to know someone is good—and necessary—if you’re ever going to, you know, move past your mom.
The truth is, being a guardian of a heart is God’s job.
is to honor God, be respectful to her, and be brutally honest about when your feelings are casual and when they’re not.
On the day that the pastor blessed our engagement on the altar of God before all the people of the church, I could see that from that moment, the testimony of my behavior was not only mine, but was attached to a man of God who the whole church watched and respected.