Dating at your church
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The answer must be “only things that build up the church”.The purpose of dating is to find a marriage partner, but it comes with dangers.
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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.
I functioned in strategic planning, curriculum and ministry development and filled-in as the youth pastor.
Starting a romantic relationship increases sexual temptations and impacts on other relationships. Breakups often affect multiple people and damage relationships throughout the church.
So dating is not something to be taken lightly or to be seen as ‘cute’.
Please do not be offended by that, but the odds are slim to none that a relationship in middle school and high school will continue. More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues.
Richard Ritenbaugh warns that dating outside the church is fraught with obstacles and potential dangers, yoking a believer with an unbeliever and exponentially complicating the spiritual overcoming and growth process, exposing one to perdition or providing a grievous cross to bear.Seemingly every minute of each day is accounted for and we haven’t even sat down to prepare for Sunday’s sermon.Unexpected phone calls in the middle of the night detailing emergencies and the overwhelming feeling that no matter how you lend yourself to your staff and congregation there will still be a disgruntled member is enough to make anyone want to escape God’s call altogether.Often times, parishioners feel they have a right to access you at any time.Unlike typical eight hour jobs, our professional lives can span from administrative oversight during the day to leading bible study in the evening to weekend leadership retreats or church fairs.It is impossible to have the best of both worlds (the world and God's way).