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Issue at Hand, March 2019

“We just need to stick it out until we get married, then all our issues will be resolved.” Have you or your significant other said something like that? It’s not true. Marriage—after the “waiting period” (dating) your parents impose upon you and always seem to want to know too much about—is not a switch. Flipping […]

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There is something special about being in a relationship. The desire for companionship, already present in childhood, takes on more urgency as we pass through adolescence into adulthood. To desire a relationship is good and natural. Solomon says that “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord” (Prov. 18:22). God expressed […]

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A Defense of Dating

By dating, I understand a special relationship of fellowship between an unmarried young man and an unmarried young woman, the nature and purpose of which is the possibility of marriage. There is some biblical defense of dating. Jacob dated Rachel seven years with a view to marrying her (Gen. 29:20). In the New Testament, there […]

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Dear Lord, How Do I Date?

After being asked to write this article, I struggled for some time as to whether I had the courage to approach this subject. However, I didn’t want to let an opportunity pass to encourage you in godly living. I think many of us agree that the topic of dating is important, but when someone, something, […]

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Dating Coram Deo

Coram Deo is a Latin phrase that means “in the presence of God,” or “before God.” R. C. Sproul summarizes the idea well: “To live coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God.” Now, we apply the phrase to dating. […]

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The Daily Press

March 8- Read Jeremiah 47 The Philistines, whose judgment is spoken of in this chapter, were constantly at war with Israel throughout their history. They were part of a collection of nations known as the Sea Peoples, so the prophecy of their destruction by a flood is somewhat ironic. The Philistines were a major problem […]

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Reclaiming Conversation

Turkle, Sherry. (2015). Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. New York, NY: Penguin Press. Look up from this page right now and observe your current surroundings. If there are people around, spot what they are doing. Are they talking to one another? Or are they looking down at their phones, completely […]

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Trees of the Bible (4): Fig Tree

The fig tree is the third tree mentioned by name in the Bible, after the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam and Eve used the leaves of the fig tree to try to make aprons for themselves to cover themselves after the Fall. Fig trees are mentioned as […]

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