“I don’t really know what to say here”.
Here at Christian Connection we see a lot of members’ profiles, and know just how common it can be to struggle with what to say. Starting your profile with something like the line above can mean you lose a great opportunity to connect, and someone perfect for you could just skim by.
Here are some of the Christian Connection team’s tips and suggestions for easy ways to write an interesting and engaging profile.
Sending a first message can feel like a big step. Whether you’re trying out a dating site for the first time or have dabbled before, it’s easy to feel nervous. What if I don’t make a good impression? What if they don’t reply?
In my last article, I talked about the importance of praying for what you want in a spouse. It’s good to pray for what you want in a partner but even more important is working on yourself to become what you believe God expects a husband or a wife to be.
As I write this, I’m preparing to host a dating workshop for young adults with cancer. This isn’t my usual audience and I’m rather daunted by the prospect. But I’m also clear on what I’m going to say: that anyone who is looking for love can benefit from solid foundations, a strong inner anchor, healthy self-esteem, emotional resilience, a good dose of trust and bags of faith.
One of the things I hear more than I would like to are stories from Christians who say how upsetting their experience of dating a Christian was. While it’s true that no-one is perfect, some dating decisions in church cause a lot of hurt and are unloving. We need to talk about it, and we need to: Say It Isn’t Okay, Tell God We’re Angry, and Talk About Wider Fulfilments.
If I hadn’t managed to open my rather closed heart and mind, I wouldn’t be getting married in June. When I first began to date my fiancé, I found all manner of things about him to judge and criticise. I’d done the same with boyfriends in the past. If I’d have continued like that, I’d still be alone.
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