Am I using the church for dates?
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|Wed, 08-27-2003 - 3:23pm|
I’m a single well-educated professional in my late twenties looking for a man with similar qualities. Of course this seems to be easier said than done. I’m looking to expand my dating opportunities and church is an avenue I’m considering. I was very active during jr. high and high school – Sunday school, church services, youth group, youth council, choir, missions trips, you name it I did it and I loved it. During college I became busy with other things and stopped going to church.
I’m not overly religious but I do feel that believing in something or someone and participating in groups that share your beliefs can enhance your life. However, I take great issue with people that attend a church, synagogue, etc… purely for the sake of being able to say, “I attend blank church”, “I sat next to Mr. X yesterday”, “The mayor is in my Sunday School class”, etc…
While I would enjoy getting involved in church again, the main reason I want to go is to meet new people – both potential mates and new friends in general. My “churchy” friends say that part of being a Christian is fellowship, which I think is true, but since fellowship is my main goal I feel as though I may be using the church.
Am I a hypocrite? Does anyone else attend church, synagogue, etc… with fellowship as a main goal? Thanks!