This study is all about how a relationship with Jesus through the gospel will get them ready for a godly marriage down the road.Their focus should not be a dating, but on marriage.In fact, I’ve often pondered if it’s fair to bring someone into my life knowing the nature of my work and the strain it can place on relationships.But, it wasn’t until my second year of pastoring that I became aware of my loneliness. While sitting in the second chair shielded me from the full burden of the weight of ministry, I still shouldered a great share of the responsibility.As professional clergy, navigating the space between public and private isn’t always easy.Often times, parishioners feel they have a right to access you at any time.When I was a singles group leader, people on the leadership team were not permitted to date people in the group - even their own age - but it was of course an unwritten rule. It was a huge sacrifice for some, but they willing made it to serve others.
is a biweekly advice column for singles featuring a question from a reader with responses from a male and female point of view.Join Our Christian Dating and Take The Leadership Bible Quiz --- A ten year old answer here states that this is illegal. ---Glenn on 9/5/09 Yes, but it would be child abuse if the difference was 18 and 15, or 17 and 14.Since when was 'dating' illegal, especially if the parents know? I agree with the abuse of authority comments though.But here's the thing: I think he might like me, too.He is only a couple of years older than me, so honestly, if he wasn't my youth pastor, it wouldn't be that weird.