Say no to dating book
Lisa Hoehn specializes in transformations that can make anyone more attractive to potential suitors: online dating profile makeovers."I'm a serial online dater — which means I've sent and received thousands of messages, corresponded with hundreds upon hundreds of men, and been on (without exaggeration) at least one hundred first dates," she says in her book, , out today.
Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.The ground rules were simple: see each other every day for 40 days, go on at least 3 dates a week, see a couple's therapist, and don't hook up with anyone else in that time frame.With these rules in place, the two launched their design-heavy blog, "40 Days of Dating," in 2013, hoping to “cure” one another of their dating bad habits.Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book—or even just a chapter—of the Bible dedicated to the topic of dating.
But though the Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are plenty of topics the Bible doesn’t specifically speak to.
Hoehn writes that she got her start in the online dating world with a profile her tipsy teen sister created for her — which turned out more than a bit inauthentic and (unsurprisingly) didn't successfully attract dates who jibed with her IRL.
When Hoehn revamped her profile, however, her dance card followed: "Refreshingly," she shares, "the men on the other end seemed interested in getting to know me as opposed to talking to everything with a vagina and a face." Imagine!
There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.
Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.
Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.