But in a day when so much nominalism passes for authentic maturity, give us a few simple marks of spiritual growth that a man or woman should be looking for in a potential spouse.I think what you are looking for is seriousness about growth in the person’s faith.
But that’s pretty uncommon – it worked for them because they set specific, careful boundaries, and there are a few other pastors at the church.
But even with the challenges, all three women said their place in the dating world isn’t all that unique.
To help find the right questions, we called on three not-yet-married friends who gave some time to thinking about the challenges faced by singles: Lore Ferguson, Paul Maxwell, and the recently engaged Marshall Segal.
We ended up with these questions: The Bible commands Christians to marry “in the Lord,” that is, to marry other Christians (1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ).
At first, she was open about being a pastor, but that didn't go over too well.
"So then, I started saying I’m an executive, which I am," she said.
"It’s not unlike, I think, a lot of women in high-profile or executive positions," Gearhardt said.
Ultimately, Cassida and Gearhardt married people who respect what they do.
"I manage people, and I manage resources, and the responses were very different then." For her, online dating didn’t end in love.
Instead, she eventually ended marrying someone from her congregation.
And as for Carroll, she's come to see being a pastor as a good weeding out tool.