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DEAR ALI: “Is God Against Dating?”

Dear Ali, Many of my friends in the church seem to be against dating all together. How then are we supposed to get to know the other person? Is it wrong to date? What does the Bible say about dating? Dear Reader, Excellent questions. Unfortunately, the Bible doesn’t say much about dating. It is one […]

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DEAR ALI: “Don’t you think the reasons for Christians staying single are entirely secular? Even in church, the guys prefer to date the pretty girls, and the girls prefer the guys with money…”

Dear Ali, Often the reasons for Christians staying single are entirely secular: even in church, the guys prefer to date the pretty girls, and the girls prefer the guys with money. It’s not that singles shouldn’t trust God. But when it comes to issues of marriage, material factors often determine who gets a ring, and […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘How Do I Start a Relationship?’

Dear Ali, “This general lack of dating means many young adults don’t even know how to get a relationship started.” This quote was pulled from the same USA Today article I wrote about last week entitled, ‘Is Dating Dead?’, which made the case that traditional dating among young adults just isn’t happening as frequently as […]

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DEAR ALI: ‘Is Dating Dead?’

Dear Ali, Is dating dead? Dear Reader, This question actually didn’t come from a reader of my book, but from the front page of USA Today a couple of weeks ago. I found the findings in the article to be quite astonishing. It basically highlighted some of the trends emerging among college-age students and young […]

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DEAR ALI: “What are some ‘RED FLAGS’ I should avoid?”

DEAR ALI, I just got out of a destructive relationship and am still facing the consequences of hurt, pain, distrust, abuse and more. I kept trying to be ‘forgiving’ when things would happen, hoping he would keep his promises to change, but he didn’t. I guess my question is, what are some of the ‘red […]

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