Christian dating frustration
Being intentional means not being afraid to communicate.
If you’ve been in the Christian dating scene for awhile, you’ve probably heard the acronym DTR, also known as “define the relationship.” I wholeheartedly believe this term would have never been coined if singles were intentionally communicating their feelings already.
My prayer is that, as singles, we would be more intentional in our interactions with members of the opposite sex and that we would utilize this season of singleness to leave others better than when we found them.
Brandy Coty is a single, 29-year-old blogger turned budding author who resides in Dallas, Texas.
Being a single Christian in today’s world continues to be increasingly difficult.
It hurts my heart every time I hear one of my single friends say, “I’m enjoying being single right now.” If we’re not careful, those words can be decrypted to mean “I’m enjoying my life of selfishness.” Part of the reason many people are choosing a life of singleness is because some singles ministries make being single fun and exciting.
By treating that person differently, you are letting them know they are special to you.After spending time teaching English in South Korea, she has returned to America and is working on writing her first book.As a Social Worker, she has a passion for serving others and plugging into the community.We shouldn’t be dating because we are feeling lonely and desiring connection with someone.We should be dating because we are taking the necessary steps toward one day being married.
Don’t be afraid to use the word “date.” I’ve had my fair share of trying to make sense of other people’s actions. But I’ve learned my lesson and will no longer make assumptions for other people’s actions.