INTRODUCTION In my previous articleI tried to explain that dating should be properly defined to the dictates of the scriptures rather than rule it off as worldly practices. This is … Continue Reading ABC OF CHRISTIAN DATING
Dating for the purpose of this article would be defined as spending time with someone who is proud of you, interested in you, respects you, someone you like, loves you, hypes or supports you, boosts your self-esteem, your confidence, your sense of dignity and your joy but in a time when courtship is not yet defined officially.
Many Christian brothers miss their opportunities with a lady they love due to inappropriately redefining and progressively specifying their relationship statues. In most cases, many brothers are always patiently prayerfully waiting for the perfect times and the preparedness to settle down as a prerequisite for making this move.
However, Ladies do not only watch and wait for their guys defining words like to ask them out. But they also often have other guys who unfortunately are more desperate and pressing about what they want.
It is an overly assumptions to think that a lady is with you because she is playing along.
The creation of heaven and earth and all it hosts in a time in eternity; the beginning, is one of the most astounding expression of the Glory of God and a deep mystery.
“You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with their entire host, the earth and all that are on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before you.
More astounding Glory still was expressed in the creation of man, who even though he is not the strongest physically, there-in him contained all that is needed to control the other creatures. Indeed, man is the crown of God’s creation and a deeper mystery.
And God said; Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creped upon the earth. …
Yet, even more astounding is the creation of woman. The deepest of mystery. God essentially said that man was not adequate, to highlight the high position and ne
SO WHO IS TRULY A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN?
True beauty lies not in looking good, but in being good. To be truly beautiful, the necessary parameters are qualities of love, kindness, joy, peaceable, compassion, forgiveness and honesty. These are not common, as compared to external adornment, and hence are rarer to come by.
A beautiful woman is a woman that is full and empowered in the Holy Ghost. A woman with a life that encourages inspires and empowers others. A confident woman satisfied in her uniqueness and focused in making a difference and leading others in the light of her uniqueness.
There are three virtues that form the pods upon which every lasting relationship is built. They are:
These virtues are all indispensable but not all equally important.
Inarguably, Biblical LOVE; agape love, is the most important because it believes all things and honors others. As we read in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians quoted in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7which reads thus;
Beauty is one of the concepts in humanity that is thought to be extremely individualized. Besides the dictionary’s definition of beauty, there is yet no generalised definition for beauty. Perhaps, as there seems to be no defined parameters for describing beauty outside the confines of relativism. So, the Oxford Dictionary definition of beauty is ‘a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight’.
The motivation for this article is the fact that every woman is uniquely beautiful, desirable, and is an epitome of beauty in her own right. And just like the familiar definitions for beauty, ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’, which
Giving of gifts in relationships in such senses as a way of expressing love is one of the key areas of irregularities and misconceptions just the same way the concept of love is often misconstrued. The misconceptions about giving gifts in a relationship are parallel with the various misconceptions about Love.
Someone’s Birthday is tagged to be a day that is an exact day of the months, in which the person was born, in every preceding year. It is always observed with a spirit of celebration and gratitude to God. In most places, it is associated with such activities like a joyful birthday songs, cutting of birthday cakes, lighting candles, receiving gifts, birthday cards and wishes/prayers from loved ones.
Birthday celebration has quite become a global practice.. However, it is one of the big controversy across the various Christian denominations. Just in the same light with other Christian celebrations like Christmas, mother’s day, etc.. So, it is not strange to see some schools of thought disposing the acceptance of birthday celebrations as a normal Christian practices.
A CHRISTIANS VIEW ON VALENTINE’S DAY: DOES VALENTINE’S PRACTICES SUPPORT THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUES OF LOVE?
Love is Christian. Christian is love. Valentine is an English word that mean ‘an expression of love, especially romantic love, usually in the form of greeting card, gift, or message given to a person the object of affection, especially on February
THE EPIC OF COVENANT RELATIONSHIP: LEARNING FROM THE FRIENDSHIP OF JESUS WITH MARY, MARTHA, AND LAZARUS.
The account of our Lord’s dealings with Mary and her sibling is one with enormous spiritual insights. Albeit, we would only take a toll on the aspects of their relationship to further our knowledge on covenant relationship.
Friendship with mutual privilege to each other and covenant friendship is the two basic relationship a Christian needs to make a successful journey of his/her life. Get details on covenant relationship here.
Love is an exercise of the divine will in deliberate choice, made without assignable cause save that which lies in the nature of God Himself.
Many people in the Church are lonely. My realization of this marked a climax in my perspective of relationship.
Who is qualified for a Christian relationship?
Christian relationship in the most scenario has existed in the church more as a hidden or pretentious act rather than a valued behavior. Recently truth has become very accessible; such that a better solution would be to x-ray the situation properly.
Thus, one is qualified for a Christian relationship if he/she had secured a provable relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God draws us together to Himself for privileges of relationship with Him and with one another; for a fellowship with Him and with one another (‘fading’in UNEC)
Friendship is an extension of fellowship with one another
People who are without God do not truly understand love and therefore cannot truly understand friendship. I John4:20
Relationships are very potent for a successful journey of life. Relationships are one of the key tools God uses to purposefully work in the lives of His potential vessels. Especially, divine relationships are God’s means of taking us through to the purposes of our life.