Dating and praying

We may talk about praying, but we rarely actually talk God.We read articles, text friends, listen to podcasts, even ask for advice, but put off kneeling at the feet of our Father in heaven.It is the path into having our feelings and desires tested, confirmed, and fulfilled. It is the 747 big enough, strong enough, and safe enough to carry us through these single years, and if God wills, into the new country of marriage.Don’t start dating without praying, and don’t stop praying while you’re waiting.If you are in a newer dating relationship, here are some cautions to think through before you start praying together alone for long periods of time.Praying together can build spiritual intimacy before your relationship is ready.They’re going to make sure you’re exactly who you say you are by checking your I.They’re going to check your baggage and even do a full body check to make sure you’re not hiding anything.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.

Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared--walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature-a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa re-examine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life-and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.

Reader beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.

We want to show this person how we are so different and better than anyone he/she has ever dated.

But you can’t pray for God to reveal these things to you and then dismiss them when He shows you they are not the one for you.