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Date Night Advice (DNA) Series: 3 Truths about Love
You’re not alone.
Yet you might feel like you are.
However, 66% of those under the age of 18 have never dated anyone ever. While for those 18 and over the reality is this:
Over half the adult population in the United States today is single.
And if you’re in your 20s, make that 73%. In other words, almost 3 out of 4 millennials are single.
Just like you.
And, just like you, they’re longing for love. In fact almost 9 out of 10 never married adults (18-34) want to be married. (86% to be exact.) And a survey of MTV viewers, surprisingly reveals similar numbers for teens.
But there are three important truths you need to understand, embrace and rest in if you pursue marriage in a wise, healthy way. Three truths that, sadly, most of those out there looking for love don’t grasp.
#1: Love is NOT Something You Find.
For starters, you will never find true love, because it’s simply not out there to be found.
I know almost every love song you’ve ever heard talks about looking for love, or finding love, but the truth is far more wonderful than that.
True love finds you. Love seeks and saves the lost In fact, the love of God did this before you ever began your search for love.
Perhaps, that doesn’t sound like the kind of love you’re looking for.
I understand. Romantic love is awful fun and fiery.
But God’s unconditional love is far more real and lasting than any Hallmark-Hall-of-Fame love you’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s the only kind of love that can heal your past, empower you to risk, and persevere through any trial. In short, it’s the one love everyone living in this broken world needs. Romantic love is optional.
Of course, for most of us God planted the desire for that kind of love in our heart, but our culture has made it an obsession. An idol, biblically speaking. An idol that will never save you from your hurt, loneliness and longing for healing, because it can’t. It was never meant to.
But imagine dating in the reality that you don’t have to find love, because you already know you are loved. Profoundly loved! Perfectly and eternally!
Then instead of looking, you can share that love with everyone, including everyone you date.
What’s that next truth you need to know about love before you even think about dating? Don’t just wonder. Click here and find out!
DNA: It’s What’s For Dating
It’s NOT for couples, but for any wise individual who thinks they might want to get married sometime before they die. And would like to learn how to better build healthy relationships in the meantime.
Check out all three study guides in our store. You can walk through them on your own, but it’s more fun with friends (that and it kinda makes sense to grow in relational success in actual relationships with others), so consider putting together an FMU LoveEd small group study.
Even better? And ask a rock star married couple you respect to lead it!