’” While backpacking through the Middle East a few years ago, she interviewed Muslims, Catholics and people of other faiths, asking their perceptions of God. “I don’t know how I could have written that book if I were married with children,” she said.“Sacred Encounters from Rome to Jerusalem” will be released in November.” Whether writing, combating injustice, running or salsa dancing, Park, 37, longs to minister out of her complete life experiences.In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
And their title doesn’t exempt them from issues everyone else faces, including temptation, sex, loneliness – and losing a loved one.
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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 of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.
But though Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are still some topics that are left untouched when it comes to finding a biblical perspective.
They’re young, they’re single, they’re pastors – and their lives might surprise you. Tamara Park A seminary professor once told Tamara Park she’d enjoy studying Hebrew. “The reality is that my time does look differently, not having a husband or children,” she said.
While they might not be found throwing back shots at the bar or canoodling uptown until 2 a.m., don’t assume they’re just sitting at home reading the Bible. “I think ‘How do I steward that, and take risks and move into opportunities that I couldn’t do if I were married?
A few weeks later they asked again, and I made the mistake pastors never want to make. The moment they happily skipped out of my office, my head hit the desk. I had even told God that, which, if you don’t know, usually destines you for a career in that very field.
When I thought of singles ministry, the thoughts weren’t happy ones. What comes to your mind when you hear “Singles Ministry”?
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Every encounter that I had with this man was peaceful. On Father's Day 2014 he proposed to me with my entire family present. God has done exceedingly, abundantly, and above all I could think.