When Christians Date
Single White Christian
Ripped from the web pages of Match.com, I present Beverly, 41 years old.
He tagline reads: …laughs at the days to come. (Proverbs 31:25)
She goes on to write:
Quite simply, I’m madly in love with Jesus, and am passionate about plumbing the depths of his love and grace and sharing His riches with others.This pursuit has lead me overseas, where I am currently living among people that have very little chance to hear the great news of Christ.
There’s plenty that I love about my life: warm, wonderful people whose words and ways both delight and baffle me; being reminded both of my own clay-ness and the great treasure within that’s from God and not from me; wonderful and loving community ; investing my life in that which endures; adventures that I never imagined for myself as I entered my 30s… the list goes on. The one thing that is a bit of a bummer is I end up saying good-bye a lot, yet I continue to hope to meet a companion for the journey, that friend and lover to whom I’ll never say good-bye.
My situation has made meeting potentials a little tricky. Ya see, I am an American, living in Europe for the time being. So as far as getting to know me goes, you should know that about the distance issue. But hey, I’m game for developing a writing-friendship…
So, what do I think this companion for the journey will be like? I can’t say that I have a firmly formed image in my mind. My one non-negotiable is that you know Jesus and pursue Him with all that you are; this is so essential if you’re really going to get me. Outside of that, well… I’m hoping to turn over my many thoughts with you, from the mundane to the profound; I’m hoping to laugh a lot, to share adventures; I’m hoping to serve one another, call out the best in each other, and to seek first the Kingdom of God together. I love beauty in all forms: athletic brilliance, written word, creation, music… I love the human heart expressed, and I’m hoping to explore new dimensions these loves with another.
My faith in Jesus is the basis for everything in my life: my identity, my heart for people, my love of reading his word and being connected with his body. I’m investing my life in cross cultural ministry to share this treasure I’ve found in him.
Let’s (Not) Do This Again Sometime!
Okay, let’s recap. She’s madly in love with Jesus and passionate about “plumbing the depths of his love?”
Mmmm. Now if that doesn’t get you hard I really don’t know what will.
Bev is clearly living on another planet. She resides in Europe and thinks she’s going to find someone Stateside. (Yeah, it could happen. Totally.) I’ll agree that it’s a bit “tricky” darling, but that ain’t your fundamental challenge here. Jesus is the ultimate boner killer. Don’t you know that?
And in case it didn’t catch your eye, she was 41 about 10 years ago. So much for that not bearing false witness commandment.