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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Reason # 3 - Are we too serious?

Ok - so it's been a while since my last post. Lots has been going on, most notably all last week I was away on a preaching conference at Sydney Missionary and Bible College; where Don Carson and Dale Ralph Davies (among a few others) took a couple of hundred of us through Gods word and what it means to teach it to others. It was awesome - but I'll write more about that after I've processed it all. For the moment, I'm going to finish what I started a couple of weeks ago before everything went nutso on me...

Are we Christians sometimes too serious, or too intense, as we approach the idea of romantic relationships? What happened to good old fashioned dating? Getting to know each other in a particular context to see if something might happen in the future? In a mature and Godly way, exploring possibilities (yes while looking out for one another and being careful of not abusing someone's heart) and not thinking that going out for coffee (or dinner) meant that you automatically had to start thinking about marriage?


(well, I thought it was funny...)

9 Comments:

  • At 9:22 am, Anonymous alex said…

    I laughed @ the cartoon.

    In answer to your question I offer a Resounding Yes. Way Too Intense.

     
  • At 9:41 am, Blogger Glenda said…

    Welcome back Jodi, can't wait to hear about the conference, but was glad you stuck with your series. I'm enjoying it, and think much of what you're saying rings true. So yes, on the whole, we are too serious and it feeds into itself because it can become the expectation of all couples... just a thought.

     
  • At 9:49 am, Blogger jodi said…

    Well hi Glenda - I don't think we've met before have we? Is there a connection somewhere? Thanks for your kind comment and perseverance in reading.

     
  • At 7:55 pm, Blogger Joel said…

    I'm with the others - while it is good to treat Christian rel'nships with a healthy dose of respect - a flat white does not equal a marriage proposal...

     
  • At 9:52 am, Blogger Glenda said…

    Hi Jodi, there's a couple of connections - Lou got me onto your blog but I've seen you around at AFES stuff, namely womens conf and NTE last year but we've never met. I work at Melbourne Uni with AFES.

     
  • At 3:21 pm, Blogger Matty said…

    I loved the cartoon! (much better than a certain cartoon posted on The Emerald Green Blog)

    So true about being too serious as well... I've been speaking to a none-Christian friend about dating recently and it's very interesting to see how they look at it all.

    Maybe I'm missing something but is there a Reason #1 as well?

    (sorry this is way too long for a comment)

     
  • At 9:25 pm, Blogger jodi said…

    Glenda - well, hopefully we'll get to meet at this AFES womens conf coming up? Please come and say hi if i don't automatically recognise you...
    And Matty, yes post one was 'Single for God or for Good?'. (if you think your comment is long you should check out some of them on reason #2 - this is nothing! feel free to write away)

     
  • At 9:49 pm, Blogger Matty said…

    oh i see...cheers ;-)

     
  • At 1:29 pm, Blogger Louisa said…

    yes some of us are natural essay writers - or just long winded!

     

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