Spiritual leadership in dating
Melinda and Mark: A True Story (names and details changed) Melinda is a dedicated Christian woman who volunteers with impoverished children.
Due to health issues, she has had a hard time meeting eligible single men.
He takes a hard line approach to the roles of women, both within marriage and within the church.
In fact, TWW has documented his strict views on this subject.
She explained that she could not become serious with him because she was committed to marrying a Christian.Females in many conservative complementarian churches are to "acquire" a man who is their "spiritual leader." Of course, just like other catch all words, a "spiritual leader" is ill-defined.I asked one young woman, who said she wishes to marry such a leader, to define a spiritual leader in a marriage. She muttered something about "He asks me about my prayer life and makes sure I read my Bible." I asked her what happens to women who do not marry.However, her lifestyle and kindness so impressed Mark that he began to meet with her pastor and some of her other friends.Several months later, he was baptized and is now involved in the church. Melinda and he are planning to be married in a couple of months.