Discernment in dating

12-Feb-2017 18:42

It’s one of the toughest struggles, especially for a young person seeking to do the will of God in their lives, to adequately discern a religious vocation while desiring to date.I tried to walk that line in college and failed more than a few times, hurting several friends in the process. I think Jackie and I both have been struggling to find time to be creative.You aren’t dating because “you are not supposed to do that in discernment” but because it’s not where you feel most alive to your calling from God.That doesn’t mean that a relationship was no good or wrong, only that you want to pursue wholeheartedly another way of being for God.How, then, can Christians walk this path with integrity, holiness, and discernment?Matt and Lauren joined me on The Gospel Coalition Podcast to answer some tough questions on singleness and dating.

It occurs gradually because you’ve already begun to make choices in your life that resonate with consecrated life.That’s the time when you might begin to focus yourself and your search.