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If you’re single and reading this you’re shaking your head in agreement right now.
It’s not that churches don’t care about singles – they do – but being single isn’t a characteristic that necessarily unites people into well-structured little groups.
For example, you can be 18 or 88 and be single; 18-year-old singles have a completely different set of needs than say… All the good and bad excuses aside, churches need to talk more about how Apostolic singles should approach dating and relationships.
You should pursue that desire on God’s terms, which leads me to point number one… Apostolic singles should never consider dating anyone (and I mean anyone) who is not Apostolic.There is nothing more important to any relationship than walking in spiritual unity.How can you have anything truly in common with someone who isn’t in full agreement with the most defining aspect of your life (Amos 3:3, 2 Corinthians -17, 1 Corinthians , 2 Timothy 3:5)?Spiritual and doctrinal disagreements impact every aspect of a married life. Most singles have a mental (and maybe even an actual) checklist of what they want the “right” one to be like.Now, I’ve heard all the arguments and excuses for why “this” person is the one good exception to that rule, and the story almost always ends in heartache or backsliding. There’s nothing wrong with that necessarily (depending on what’s on the list).I’ve observed countless situations where someone pretended to be serious about God just to be in a relationship with an Apostolic guy or girl. However, you should spend more time making sure you’re everything that you should be.