5. Attend Church Online Together
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These are unprecedented times. There have been mass layoffs, graduations have been canceled and businesses closed. It’s forced people to find innovative ways to connect. In response we’ve seen drop off baby showers, mini weddings, people working from home, and teachers facilitating online classes.
And the church isn’t far off. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “… consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (NIV).
While stay orders and health guidelines can keep us from meeting in person, we can still attend church virtually. Technology makes it possible for couples to worship together, have communion, give generously, and learn from sermons through Watch Parties and Church Online. Thousands of churches are broadcasting their services, live, on the web.
Make it a habit to attend church while dating. Honor God, knit worshipping Him into the fabric of your relationship, and it will carry through long after restrictions are lifted.
So is there a Godly way to date during quarantine? In short, yes, there is. With a lot of thought and creativity, you can successfully date in a wholesome way that puts God first.
The unpredictability brought on by this virus breeds fear. We worry about spreading the virus. Tensions rise over finances. We struggle with separation anxiety. And we fear the unknown.
But 1 John 4:18 states, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (NIV).
History is being made. There has never been anything like this. So know that it is okay to feel anxious during quarantine. But you don’t have to put your dating life on hold because of it. If anything, these uncertain times have provided unique opportunities to solidify a godly courtship and find peace and encouragement in one another.
Victoria Mejias is an international speaker and blogger. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Omaha and holds a Certificate in Urban Ministries from the Dallas Theological Seminary’s Urban Ministry Institute. She is a contributing member of Wholly Loved Ministries and former Pastor who has spoken on leadership, diversity, spirituality and faith. Victoria is the recipient of two U.S. Congressional awards for her exemplary service to the community, has two children, loves the Lord and reaching the lost. To learn more, visit her online at www.victoriaelizabeth.com.
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