It seems that the impetus behind hookup culture and the desires that drive courtship may not be all that different.In the world that Sales details, men and women sit side by side at a bar, and instead of exchanging wry glances and shy smiles, they’re ...There are frequent gatherings in restaurants, bars, churches, museums or country walks.The Christian Connection discussion boards are a popular way to share stories, advice and opinions about life as a single Christian.article, “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’,” claims. Are we really in a “dating apocalypse”—or worse, a “marriage apocalypse”?Is that why, at 26-that-basically-rounds-up-to-30, I can be hopelessly alone on a Friday, despite being willing to split the check, carry the conversation, and even indulge an anecdote about your pet rat? As Nancy Jo Sales bleakly describes the dating scene and the effects of hookup culture, I can’t help but see a correlation with a seemingly opposite phenomenon in the church: courtship.“Who was that good-looking young man I saw you with at the All Souls service? ” A service to commemorate the dead wouldn’t be my first choice for a date, but that was beside the point. For a private person, the invasion can be unbearable.
You like someone in your church, they like you, and you think you could be good as a couple. If the situation gets ugly, one of you may choose to find a new church or go to a different service. Women’s groups and men’s clubs have their place – but do churches really want to make it even harder for Christians to find a suitable mate?
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At least give us singles a fighting chance of finding love!
Beat it: Point out to your leaders that if they’re going to advocate only marrying fellow believers, we need opportunities to actually get to know some!