Dating a missionary kid

by  |  12-Apr-2015 20:52

It means that they do not believe you have the capacity to make your own decisions about your own spirituality.

But when it comes from the person with whom you're romantically involved, it's emotionally devastating.

It's a deep betrayal of your feelings, your self, and your spirituality.

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When it comes from an itinerant street preacher or a pair of missionaries knocking on your door, it's annoying.

Peruse a sampling of them, and you'll find that the majority of sites addressing the topic are Christian sites discussing why missionary dating is a bad idea... Interestingly enough, I have yet to come across a page or site that has anything to say about the impact of missionary dating on its non-Christian victims.

There's plenty out there about the damage missionary dating can do to Christians who do it (it can cause backsliding, violation of one's own convictions, doubts, stress, and so on), but nothing on what it's like for someone on the receiving end.

It involves a believer becoming romantically involved with a nonbeliever, with conversion of the nonbeliever being a priority goal for the believer.

A quick Google search of the term returns well over 100,000 hits on the subject.

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