We are always looking for new amazing books to read on dating and someone earlier this year recommended the book Single.Dating.Engaged.Married. Our host, Kait, read it and really thought that everyone needed to read this book! So today Kait got the privilege of sitting down with Ben Stuart who is not only an author but also the pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C. He has a LOT to say about dating and this entire process and it is SO good.
Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served for 11 years as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students at Texas A&M. Him and and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime… and they also have one heck of an incredible dating story!
So something Ben and Kait discuss today is the evaluation process of dating.
How do you KNOW that you KNOW if this person is for you or not?
How do we truly figure this out? What if you fight a lot, how do you discern?
What if you are really not sure, what should you do to work through that?
What are some of the top things that you believe we should be evaluating in Dating?
What about people who want to focus on career over relationships?
How can we go about evaluating someone’s character while also evaluating the chemistry we have with them?
How do we truly discern if this really is a person we want to spend our life with?
When and how do we divulge our stories of origin in dating? Why is it important to do before marriage?
What is your final nugget?
“Dating is not a status to dwell in, but a process to move through. It is a series of actions meant to lead up to a particular end—discerning whether or not we are meant to marry a particular person. Dating exists for evaluation.”
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