Perry Answers YOUR Questions About Singleness, Sex and Dating - Part 9 Singleness, Sex, and Dating Podcast

    • Christianity

Episode Summary
In this podcast Perry answers REAL questions that you've submitted to perrynoble.com/ask about singleness, sex and dating! In this month's episode, Perry answers the following questions:

"I haven’t found anywhere in the Bible where we are promised a spouse. For years I’ve been told that God has someone just for me and that’s hope I have clung to. But now I realized that God may have a purpose for my singleness. He may not have someone for me. Could that be the case?" - Dana

"What about men and women that are called to be single?" Gianna

"As a guy and leader striving to keep Christ at the center, what are some good practices or ways ensure that we as a couple and I as the leader am keeping Christ at the center?" - Ryan

"I don’t feel like I’m spiritually ready for any dating relationship, but at church, with friends, family or anywhere else I feel like it’s looked down upon and I’m a second class citizen because I’m single. Should I just date someone and figure out any growth and spiritual maturity along the way?" - Parker

"What about praying together… I’ve read conflicting things. Is this ok? Or is it opening yourself up to a level of vulnerability that should occur later down the road?" - Stephanie

"What about single parents dating? When should I introduce my 5 year old son and how? Part of me wants to protect him by not introducing him and seeing where the relationship goes. But the other part of me doesn’t want to fall for a guy before seeing his interaction with my kid." - Stephanie

"I’m a single 23 year old pastor. Whenever I go on a first date I try not to put anymore pressure on it besides getting to know each other. In the last three years every date I’ve been on I leave the date thinking she was nice but I don’t feel a connection. I maintain a friendly relationship… (never go on a date again) but say hi at church. I usually find out the girl is upset with me. I never truly understand why, I didn’t lead her on or try not to. I often feel like giving up dating and women. What is your advice to a young single pastor on dating?" - Rob

"I am unmarried and have already had sex with the man I am with now, he is the only guy that I have had sex with. If we plan to get married why should we stop now?" - Katherine

Episode Resources
Perry is writing a book on being single, relationships and dating scheduled to release later in 2016 and he would LOVE to know what questions you have as a single person, or wish you would've asked before you got married. Just send in your question at perrynoble.com/ask and he may answer it in his book!

Episode Quotes
There is nothing in scripture that promises a spouse, but it does say God made man and woman to help each other. You can’t do life alone. — Perry Noble
If you are called to be single than you probably know it. But if you have a desire in your heart to be married then you have to hold on to that. — Perry Noble
Jesus did not have a romantic relationship and he had an abundant life — Perry Noble
If you depend on romance in a relationship, one day that relationship will no longer be romantic so you will go to affair to affair to affair or bed to bed to bed. — Perry Noble
Men’s facts need our feelings. — Mere Knox
To stay pure and keep Christ at the center, always keep both feet on the floor. — Perry Noble
Purity does not come naturally, it must be fought for. — Perry Noble
Marriage is a gift, so when I begin to think I’m entitled to it, it’s no longer a gift. — Mere Knox
If two people are praying together, it’s real hard to sin together. — Perry Noble
The motivation of prayer should be to get closer to Jesus, not to manipulate the other person. — Perry Noble
God has already given you the discernment you need, now you need to step into what you know. — Perr

Episode Summary
In this podcast Perry answers REAL questions that you've submitted to perrynoble.com/ask about singleness, sex and dating! In this month's episode, Perry answers the following questions:

"I haven’t found anywhere in the Bible where we are promised a spouse. For years I’ve been told that God has someone just for me and that’s hope I have clung to. But now I realized that God may have a purpose for my singleness. He may not have someone for me. Could that be the case?" - Dana

"What about men and women that are called to be single?" Gianna

"As a guy and leader striving to keep Christ at the center, what are some good practices or ways ensure that we as a couple and I as the leader am keeping Christ at the center?" - Ryan

"I don’t feel like I’m spiritually ready for any dating relationship, but at church, with friends, family or anywhere else I feel like it’s looked down upon and I’m a second class citizen because I’m single. Should I just date someone and figure out any growth and spiritual maturity along the way?" - Parker

"What about praying together… I’ve read conflicting things. Is this ok? Or is it opening yourself up to a level of vulnerability that should occur later down the road?" - Stephanie

"What about single parents dating? When should I introduce my 5 year old son and how? Part of me wants to protect him by not introducing him and seeing where the relationship goes. But the other part of me doesn’t want to fall for a guy before seeing his interaction with my kid." - Stephanie

"I’m a single 23 year old pastor. Whenever I go on a first date I try not to put anymore pressure on it besides getting to know each other. In the last three years every date I’ve been on I leave the date thinking she was nice but I don’t feel a connection. I maintain a friendly relationship… (never go on a date again) but say hi at church. I usually find out the girl is upset with me. I never truly understand why, I didn’t lead her on or try not to. I often feel like giving up dating and women. What is your advice to a young single pastor on dating?" - Rob

"I am unmarried and have already had sex with the man I am with now, he is the only guy that I have had sex with. If we plan to get married why should we stop now?" - Katherine

Episode Resources
Perry is writing a book on being single, relationships and dating scheduled to release later in 2016 and he would LOVE to know what questions you have as a single person, or wish you would've asked before you got married. Just send in your question at perrynoble.com/ask and he may answer it in his book!

Episode Quotes
There is nothing in scripture that promises a spouse, but it does say God made man and woman to help each other. You can’t do life alone. — Perry Noble
If you are called to be single than you probably know it. But if you have a desire in your heart to be married then you have to hold on to that. — Perry Noble
Jesus did not have a romantic relationship and he had an abundant life — Perry Noble
If you depend on romance in a relationship, one day that relationship will no longer be romantic so you will go to affair to affair to affair or bed to bed to bed. — Perry Noble
Men’s facts need our feelings. — Mere Knox
To stay pure and keep Christ at the center, always keep both feet on the floor. — Perry Noble
Purity does not come naturally, it must be fought for. — Perry Noble
Marriage is a gift, so when I begin to think I’m entitled to it, it’s no longer a gift. — Mere Knox
If two people are praying together, it’s real hard to sin together. — Perry Noble
The motivation of prayer should be to get closer to Jesus, not to manipulate the other person. — Perry Noble
God has already given you the discernment you need, now you need to step into what you know. — Perr