Why am I talking to you about shopping carts when this book is about dating?
Well, I recall my bad luck with grocery carts because many times Ive experienced a similar battle of wills with dating.
The couple is exclusive to one another, and each partner’s secrets, sexual behaviors and future plans are revealed.
) The shopper who has chosen a swerving cart can have no peace.
Every maneuver, from turning down the cereal aisle to gliding alongside the meat section, becomes a battle-the shoppers will pitted against the carts.
How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is “not well.” Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they’re going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
Indeed, the central issue we need to confront — and the reason I write and speak on this topic — is that when it comes to dating and relationships, perhaps more than in any other area of the everyday Christian life, the church is largely indistinguishable from the world.