Please understand that these people were not preteens, teenagers, or even very young adults – we are talking about people age 30 and older.Now in the spirit of full disclosure, I want to put it out there that I am an .
I don’t think it’s vastly important, nor will it affect my ability to talk about the church in a fair and balanced manner.
But let’s be honest, no one wants to see their faith being trashed, which makes us extra-sensitive about who’s challenging it.
It might be an inability to take "no" for an answer (At which point that guy becomes "that stalker" and you might have to get a restraining order.) Regardless, that guy will always ask you out, as a rule.
Which is, as you already may have guessed, awkward.
He’s my brother.” Sometimes, you can’t even talk to someone of the opposite sex at church without everyone wondering if they should rush out and buy a hat.
Beat it: If you’re dating someone outside your congregation, don’t introduce them until you feel secure in the relationship, and ask friends to keep it confidential.
If you’re at the same church, agree to keep it discreet for as long as you can – but be prepared for people to figure it out pretty quickly!
“It’s against the rules to date anyone within my church unless you okay it with the leaders first,” one chap told me.
The only noticeable difference was the fact that he used Bible scripture to reinforce his ideologies.