A Guide To Christian Singles
Living as a single may be a choice for some, but for most people, it is a stage before marriage that is supposed to prepare you for a life-long commitment. In this stage, you usually date to find your future spouse. Even single parents, separated and divorced men and women, widowed and uninvolved persons who are similarly referred to as singles at one time or another are looking for their perfect match and intend to marry or remarry.
Since many (if not most) singles still plan to enter marriage, they are predisposed to date or go out with people of the same interests, ideas, nationality, affiliations and most especially, religion. Thus, singles are often described by the group or category they belong to such as “Christian singles,” “American singles,” “single parents,” “Jewish singles,” and “LDS Singles.”
Unquestionably, sharing the same faith is very crucial to a successful relationship; moreover, to a successful marriage. Thus, most Christian singles prefer to settle down with fellow Christians.
In United States, Christian singles occupy more than eighty percent of the total number of American singles, based on a 2000 U.S. Census reports. The Christian singles category is further broken down into Catholics (24.5 %), Protestants (52.17 %), Mormons (1.80 %) and Other Christians (4.13%).
With a large portion of the entire American population occupied by single men and women, it is logical to infer that Christian singles occupies a large portion of the American population. This is substantiated by the multifarious sites that provide dating services for a large number of Christian singles.
Finding a Christian partner through these sites, however, has some drawbacks.
Sites that provide dating services for Christian singles, although managed by Christians, are business-like in nature. More often, they overlook the major aspect of dating for Christian singles, which is faith.
It is interesting to note that a majority of Christian singles are significantly interested with finding a “born again or saved” mate and a true Christian mate with a solid understanding of God’s words rather than a mere date. Finding such s partner entails more than just matching of qualifications, interests and other things most online dating services for Christian singles provide.
If you cannot find yet the right partner with whom you can share a Christ-centered marriage, do not worry. Life of a single Christian after all, should not be distinguished by an intense longing to find a mate but rather by happiness and contentment in living a Christian life.