|Theology/Testimonies for finding your spouse [message #8754]
||Mon, 16 January 2012 12:47
Registered: March 2009
I am thinking of trying to write a novel that would demonstrate
different examples of how young people find each other - in Christian ways.
My novel would be a "romance" novel for young believers. A
romance novel is basically a "girl finds her guy and lives
happily ever after" story. Of course this could go in a very
worldly direction but what I envision is a group of girls
who find their spouses in wholesome Christian ways.
My goal would be to of course entertain, but also to show young people
examples of wholesome Christian courtship as well as a wholesome church
I envision the girls in the novel wrestling with questions like
young girls do, maybe briefly "missing it" and then succeeding.
Since I am an almost 60 year old guy I need a little help to understand
how courtship-aged girls think.
So I figure that the courtship examples of our people would give me
good ideas for my characters in the novel.
So here are my questions:
What were the theological beliefs in the various churches regarding:
teenagers at home versus young adults living on their own
two people parking alone - or dating alone
going on trips together – camping, to faraway churches
how to identify the spouse as the right one
faith versus acting on your faith to make the courtship begin/continue
positive confession versus embarrassing the other person
"the gift"of celibacy – any examples where someone contentedly had it?
What are some testimonies, neat stories, about how people found each other?
What are some testimonies of ethical questions you had to deal with back in the day?
Kissing? Telling your friends? Maintaining submission to your parents? more?
I found this link on the board but it is short..
http://overcomersonline.com/FUDforum2/index.php?t=msg&go to=1454&S=63e9db208140981e11a4b3c6edb49996&srch=dati ng#msg_1453
Ant ideas of lessons that it would be good for young female believers to know as
they come into courtship age??
At the time of this post . . .
FA, the satellites, the spinoffs,and the FA diaspora have been having church
without apostles for 40 years and 16 days.
Initial start date 1/1/72
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|Re: Theology/Testimonies for finding your spouse [message #8755 is a reply to message #8754 ]
||Mon, 16 January 2012 14:57
Registered: April 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Just wondering, why on earth would you, a male senior citizen, decide to write a 'christian novel' from young girls viewpoint? You'd think it'd be hard enough to write it from young men of this generation's viewpoint...You must have some 'grand-girls' you wanta influence.|
If you aren't careful, someone might make your book into the 'law on relationships' and then you know what happens...you're under the microscope...Be sure not to say anything about what God might reveal to you, someday somebody might look back and say ..."it was all just Jman's revelation".
At the time of this post...
FA, and the FA diaspora people (and their children and grandchildren)
have been having to live life without a 'how to pick a mate'
and a 'dating guide novel' for
40 years and 16 days.
what a novel idea, a christian novel on finding love...should sell like hotcakes.
Just kidding jman, send William a rough draft and he'll proof read it to his grandkids...
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."
|Re: Theology/Testimonies for finding your spouse [message #8757 is a reply to message #8756 ]
||Mon, 16 January 2012 17:38
Registered: January 2006
First you need to write a historical manual. You could cover the arranged marriages (I pick'em) of OT days to the now dated -- U pick'em of my generation and finally the ePick'em method that has come about as a result of the Internet.|
Our Journey from Arranged to Strange by J(the matchmaking)man...it might be a best-seller!
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