Christian beliefs on dating
But despite the apparent prevalence of millennial Christian couples saying their vows, the dating scene is a minefield for some young Christians - global Christian dating website Christian Connection told It’s hard enough for most people to meet someone they properly click with, and when finding a partner who shares your faith is thrown into the mix, the challenge increases significantly.
“Being a Christian definitely makes it more difficult because you have more specifications before you start,” explained 25-year-old Christian Laura*.
Let’s say you’ve started dating someone new, and the two of you are compatible in almost every way. Your career goals complement each other’s, and you laugh at the same things. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question, and there’s no blanket solution for every situation.
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Dating someone from a different faith can be incredibly rewarding or a disaster of biblical proportions. After dedicating six years to Evangelical Christianity, at 24, I decided to venture into the "real world." I landed on the densely populated isle of O’ahu, Hawaii, where I met a striking doctor-in-training with bone-dry humor, a motorcycle, and a Fu Manchu mustache (it was Movember).
Sitting quietly by my side, the doctor-to-be stated his prognosis: He said that though things might seem great, we believed differently, and ultimately, that would tear us apart.
He was unlike anyone I had dated before — those guys were typically youth pastors or fellow missionaries.
Adam was neither of those things and he definitely wasn’t a Christian.
From the outside it seems like today’s commitment-phobic millennials have no interest in settling down, but there’s one sub-group of young people who tying the knot younger than most: Christians.
Although the average marriage age is increasing, a 2013 study found that religious communities are continuing to marry at a traditional, young age.