Christian college students and dating
Be patient with yourself and give yourself and others grace.
It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph.
The big, wide world (and a new and improved George) is just around the corner!
While you’re feeling your way through the dark I hope these five rules will help guide you. George might not like you, he might like your roommate, and that’s OK.
But all of these changes can be a bit overwhelming. If you’ve ever worked a job before, then you know with a job comes expectations and responsibilities. You have prepared for this role for most of your life under the support and guidance of your parents. Take this opportunity to learn skills in being a good listener and communicator. What once defined you for years no longer defines you in college. Maybe you’ve built who you are based upon your academic success or sport/art accomplishments, and the idea of not having those things known is disappointing.
I wish we could sit together at your favorite coffee shop and talk about these things, but instead, here is the advice I would give to you: Campus ministries exist to connect with you and to connect you with Christ. Now it’s time to use all of that guidance (while still calling on them for support—don’t forget to call mom! You’re about to invest a substantial amount of time and money into this life endeavor, and what you are to expect in return from this is your future. You won’t be known for your past achievements, relationships, failures or regrets. Maybe you’ve had many struggles in high school and you’re eager to let go of the past and start over. Carry the accomplishments with you to give you the encouragement and affirmation you need, but know that you will gain new achievements during this next season.The goal of a campus ministry is to grow your faith, give you opportunities to put your faith into action, offer you deep, life-giving friendships, and provide wisdom and advice throughout your college chapter and into the next. ) and move away from home to begin this new endeavor. So don’t ignore your grades, because they do matter. Do the best you can do to please God with your work. Let go of the past mistakes, failures, and hurts and allow the newness to bring healing for the brokenness of the past.