Book stop dating church
Actually, God has something really good for us that we miss out on when we live a life of church dating.And so it's really a call to commitment and to all that God does in our lives and through our lives in the local church. I think that I always have singles in mind in a pronounced way, because of the focus of the books that I've written on relationships and so on.Joshua Harris: I don't know that there's any difference.I've not seen any sort of statistic to back anything like that up.Their heart might have been miles away from the church even though they were going, but I think there was more of an expectation to be participating. And I think that the way that churches have been built in the last 25 years or so has actually encouraged it.
I'm grateful for godly, spiritual women, but I think any spiritual woman would grieve over the fact that there aren't men who are setting the pace.
We settled into our chairs, adjusted our microphones, and after catching up a bit more, we got down to business. * * * Boundless: Josh, what motivated you to write ? Joshua Harris: I had the experience when I was single, after getting out of the high school youth group, which was my whole world of church at the time and all my friends there, of really feeling disconnected from the church and not quite seeing how it fit into my life and my plans.
There was a season of time where I was still involved in the church, but it was not my priority. I was essentially "dating the church" -- I use that phrase to describe the mindset that says, "I'm with the church, but I really treat her like a girlfriend, and sadly, often times, a neglected girlfriend." You know -- looking for something better and really not having that much passion or excitement about the relationship.
And that actually facilitates the sense that I'm a consumer, and I'm coming to check you out, and if I like you I might stay, but if not, I might go find something else.
Boundless: Would you say that men struggle with committing to church more than women?