Dating a christian girl as a non christian
In effect there is a ‘price’ for physical and emotional intimacy.In a balanced market, of course, there is usually an even exchange of these resources.But while our solutions have typically been to ignore this conundrum, or to bury ourselves in the latest dating self-help books, we have yet to look at this issue objectively.While we have pages on what an ideal dating culture should look like, hours of sermons saying what, with God’s help, it will look like, we have no statistical picture of what it currently does look like.
An interesting statistic in itself – but what did this look like?
In 1983, two sociologists, Marcia Guttentag and Paul Secord, had noticed a similar pattern among other groups with gender ratio imbalances.
Whether it was African Americans (where 1/7 men are in prison), or within college campuses where there is a ratio of women to men, the same patterns of behaviour were occurring.
This meant that 63 per cent of single women in the church hadn’t been on a date with another member of their own congregation in the past two years.
The more I read through the open answers, the more the frustration became palpable.