Just make sure that you are not sinning in your own thinking, or holding others to a standard you yourself could not bear. Scott Croft served for several years as chairman of the elders at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.I will pray for you to have wisdom and grace as you look for a wife to serve (Ephesians -28). C., where he wrote and taught the Friendship, Courtship & Marriage and Biblical Manhood & Womanhood CORE Seminars.
I’ve been checking off the various boxes over the years to become a better mate, yet I cannot seem to find any girls of marriage potential.
I have not been able to find any Christian girls who are virgins.
I have been looking for a relationship leading to marriage for quite a few years now.
I have a great job that God’s blessed me with, no debt, and am in a strong position to provide material needs to a spouse.
Scott now lives in the Louisville, Ky., area with his wife, Rachel, and son, William, where he works as an attorney and serves as an elder of Third Avenue Baptist Church.
after dinner when she leaned in close over our cramped restaurant table and inhaled dramatically, as though she were about to confess to murder. I'm 27, and I haven't really dated anyone, like , came out last year, I thought I was the only relationship virgin out there.
Now, even with all that clearly said, I would ask you to consider two points.
First, neither I nor the biblical scholars I respect and trust read Scripture to teach that you have “no option” to move past a woman’s sin or that any woman who has had sex can never be of “marriage potential.” Without getting into the weeds of what can be some pretty technical Old Testament arguments about punishments for fornication and what actions “create” a marriage as an Old Testament legal matter, most orthodox biblical scholars believe that while premarital sex is clearly a sin, commission of that sin does not automatically disqualify a person from later marriage under the new covenant of grace in Christ.
If I successfully get a date, as it moves along I am constantly disappointed to find out they have had sex with numerous men before.
Each makes the typical statement that they were mistakes and they’ve asked God for forgiveness and moved on.
The sin of premarital sex can be a tough one to get past, but it is not so egregious that it sets aside the biblical truths that apply to of us as people who have been graciously pardoned of capital offenses against God. to become a better mate” you check off, two things remain true: (1) you will never be asked to forgive your wife of more than you have already been forgiven in Christ, and (2) if you have not already, you will repeatedly sin against your wife and will need grace and forgiveness from her.