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Now he's looking forward to the next 20 years and hitting reset in a major way. After his chaotic breakup with Joseline, Stevie is more than ready to focus on music, family and living the bachelor life to the fullest.
But it's tough to get a train back on the tracks when life is one long train wreck, which is why he's determined to avoid repeating the mistakes of his past -- like mixing business with pleasure and getting involved with messy females.
It's easier said than done. A fresh start calls for fresh experiences, and Stevie thinks busting out of his comfort zone might be exactly what he needs. Along the way, Stevie resolves to forge deeper connections with his children who have suddenly grown into young adults with big mouths, big problems and strong opinions about everything.
As he re-evaluates his life, Stevie seeks the guidance of his longtime friend, collaborator, and confidante Faith Evans. Unfortunatley, this happened to me too. I am a woman and never got any messages or anything. Just gonna trust God to send one my way. Its just the wait that is hard sometimes. Please pray for me. And if his answers is no? Fix up yourself, write a good not overly religious profile and you should meet plenty of people.
Read other profiles and you will see what is wrong with yours. Faith without works is dead. Go to church events, gatherings, etc. I used Christian Mingle several years ago. After a few conversations, I decided to talk on the phone. After he dropped the f-bomb twice on the phone, I cancelled my membership. CM blocked my access without hearing my side of the story.
The good thing I have saved all the emails and texts to prove my innocence. Some people really need help. The website should have talked with you about the situation. It is strange how so many people jump to the conclusion that the woman must be telling the truth. Joseph, I can honestly tell you that although I would love to meet a nice woman, get married and have children, it seems as though God wants me celibate. I am 48 years old and have never been married with no children.
No matter what anybody believes, it is in the Holy Bible that is years old historical document New Testament and it cannot be changed. If anyone wants to be a queer, they need to abandon all religions. But in order to not complicate my life, I have just accepted this lifestyle. Jesus is just about ready to come back very VERY soon now anyway, and this is a non issue for me now I guess.
I am sorry this happened to you. And where might that be listed that one must give up religion if any sort? At some point, we will have to acknowledge that for Christians, homosexuality is a sin. All Christians sin but through repentance, they can and will be redeemed. This goes not only for homosexuality but for any pet sin that the sinner refuses to give up — greed, dishonesty, envy, disrespecting ones parents, failure to keep the sabbath, creating idols.
Anything that you rank as more important than God — that you would feel is more important than God, including btw sexual desires, relationships, work, money, entertainment, etc. God is a very jealous God. He wants us to commit our lives to Him first and all the rest will follow. He actually promises an abundant life and many have experienced it. You just have to read it and believe it for yourself. Get your facts right. There is no christian who is gay because other wise they wold want to be with the opposite sex.
Ignorance is bliss as they say. He stayed his belief thst homosexuality and true Christianity are incompatible.
Please read the rest where God talks about sin and those who refuse the calling of the Holy Spirit. Believe it or not, it is ok to call right right and wrong wrong. In his post, Where did Joseph mention anything about anyone being gay????? What did I miss? Where did all that come from? George, I was once a drug addict and an alcoholic, I had plenty of women, but when I got saved, I struggled to find a Christian woman for several years.
I tried dating sites, and met a few, but none that were geographically compatible as I had two young children. All the single women in my church were way too young literally teens, or way too old, 50 plus, I was around Those that did would live a great distance away. Focus on spiritual compatibility and the rest will work out. I can totally relate to what you are saying.
Needless to say, it caused an uproar at the university and rippled through the denomination. Arguments from both sides flew, each side completely convicted of their beliefs. One self identified gay person wrote a comment saying how difficult it was for him in church, watching other couples able to express their love and affirm their relationships while he was denied the same expression. At that moment it hit me like a lightening bolt.
I responded to the commenter, letting him know that more than half the church experiences those same feelings. There are more single heterosexual women and men in church, desirous of a loving and committed relationship than perhaps there are married couples. Gays are not alone in feeling denied and lonely. More than the question of homosexuality, for the believer, the question, I believe, is one of singleness. And whether the church as an entity or corporate body was properly servicing its single members — or if single-hood is viewed in the church as a curse, evidence of sin or some other pariah-like condition, much like how the world views it, i.
I agree that God values loving relationships and that they are the basis of the family, children and healthy societies. I agree also that God did not intend for man to be alone. But I am beginning to feel, like you, that God did intend for some of us, perhaps a good portion of us, to remain single. Being single does not equate to being alone. At times, the idea of never experiencing life with a a personal and devoted partner is a depressing thought.
And it is definitely harder, from all aspects, emotionally, financially, physically. I chose instead to focus on building my relationship with Jesus — on seeking to learn and fulfill his mission and purpose for my life. He says in his Word, ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and ye shall find. Would I still love to meet my Prince Charming? Not saying its easy. But I do spend a lot of time talking to Jesus about it, asking for comfort, strength and understanding.
It is part of my sacrifice of self and my being grafted into the Vine. There is no greater love I can experience. It eclipses all others and so it will be good enough for me — especially if I keep my eyes on Him. If I look to the side, if I do like Peter did when walking on the water, I will sink.
I wish you all the best brother and hope that we will meet one day in the earth made new so I can thank you personally for your simple, straightforward and honest testimony. It has given me great encouragement and I bet others as well. I am not some freak. I pray that God will grant you the desires of your heart and pry that God will continue to bless you. I have been a single mother for 38 yrs. And that fact is, am I happy within my life? No I am not.
As a mother, yes. As a woman no. As a women I feel lonely and alone. She is hurting, lonely and alone and needs the comfort of a husband. I know what it is to be a single parent, having to bring up the children and be mother and father, and much more besides, without assistance, encouragement, respite or recognition.
I pay you would release her husband to her and give her rest. Send a man who will know you will, so that she has no need to second guess his faith and can trust him to be her head. Help her right now in her time of trouble! Send people to lift her hands and protect her back as she fights in your front line. Help her to continue to worship you and trust you and provide for her as she walks by faith, in your mighty name! George, I was just browsing and read your response.
I just know that we have to keep the faith and believe that one day the Lord will bless us with the right person. Until then I keep busy with his work. And just live life to the fullest. He will never leave you nor forsake you George. He will be with you even to the ends of the earth. I do not support the gay lifestyle but to say that gays cannot accept Jesus or practice Christianity is very wrong. Becoming a Christian does not mean you stop sinning magically.
Homosexuality is simply another sin, like gossip, hate, glutony… We are all Imperfect sinners that have fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus loves the gay man or woman in spite of their sin.
He longs for their hearts just as much as yours. Yes, homosexuality breaks his heart and living in sin can prevent you from having a strong relationship with God, but you should not give the impression that Gays cannot know or love God or call themselves followers of Christ.
If you are really interested in a person weight would not matter. Unfortunately, that happens to both men and women on any internet dating site.
You have to be very, very cautious on any dating site. I truly hope this woman was not able to do any damage to you or your name. Further more, I hope she is not on the website or any others and has done the same to other men or worse with false accusations because of her own insecurities and not being able to love herself first before trying to be in a relationship with another. I hope you have been able to move forward and have found the relationship with the person you were looking for and that you were both equally yoked and blessed.
Thank you for sharing. I was reading the comments for CM to see if I wanted to sign up. A lot of pros and cons. My husband passed away 8 years ago suddenly at 46, I was Seeing your comment really shook me as I have seen comments like yours across other sites. All my best to you and anyone else man or woman who has gone through this. Sundi, why did you base everything on the conversation with one foul-mouthed man? I did the free browsing thing on there today and I found that many men have strict age criteria like not even a woman one year older than him is OK.
I also saw a man saying a woman who drinks heavily is ok for him. Honey it is not you. Men want to make their own babies. When you are past it….. I am so angry for what is happening. As young a woman. I tell men straight up to date the lovely ladies their own age. With all due respect, why were you browsing for men 9 years your junior, while chastising them for wanting a woman 9 years their junior? I was pressured by friends to try Christian mingle, so I obliged.
The matches I received were so far from what I was looking for… but the fact that they were Christian meant they were perfect for me, apparently. In addition, there are simply less people on the site, which means your matches run out a lot more quickly than eH or Match.
So, there are my two cents. Probably exactly two cents, actually. Enjoyed your two cents. It also depends on your location. I have triad e-harmony and found that when you are placing infor of yourself they insert things on their own and their is no where to add additional information. The window slides to the next page before you are finished and I did not like that. Not only that there are many scams on christian mingle and I heard some of the men where married or it was advertise from a porn site.
I emailed them to tell them so. Some of them read like a script written that is just popped off as an email. Any that I did respond to never responded back after their first emile or IM to me.
The person has never responded back to me after I was up and running with email and IM access. I am not a paranoid person but this makes me suspicious. I received a prompt that I had email and when I checked in nothing was there and still has not shown up. If I was skeptical of these singles sites before I am even more convinced they are really not in the best interest of the those that sign on.
I am seriously considering asking for a refund. I just read over the review written here and then read some of the comments written below. I probably looked at hundreds of profiles…occasionally made comments and sent emails and they also came in quite often…. I was on Christian Mingle for about 8 months and met men.
ALL were amazing people, treated me like gold and I am still friends with at least 4 of them and even occasionally text and face book each other…. All of us are pursuing serious relationships at this point.
TALK on the phone within a couple days if you think it might be a match and meet within a week, if possible. Kinda easy to set yourself up for a hurt this way. I ultimately met a wonderful Christian guy on Plenty of Fish…I was ironically removing my profile from this site when I decided to just look through a few profiles before I deleted my profile.
The third person I viewed lived with in an hour and a half and I loved how well written his profile was. I wrote him a one liner complimenting him on his profile and didn;t even sign my name. To me…it was a God Thing! I would also say that all communication needs to feel right. You should love reading what they write, you should get a warm feeling when you hear their voice and you should feel comfortable when you meet them….
I learned a lot while dating online. Robin, you have given me some hope. I will be 43 next month and I am nervous about dating. I have waited until my daughter is 18 yrs. I am like really. I am an old fashion girl.
I like to be pursued. I will try online dating. I love spreading the good news. When I stated anybody want to talk about the bible only about 2 replied. People were talking about gays being gays, more girls for them because of gays. Trust me you do not need to find someone on a dating site. Do it the old fashion way and meet people. Do not fear what someone will say to you. So what if you get a rejection?
God will put you with somebody. Ask and it will be given to you. Why are God and technology always combating? I love this comment you made. I just wish there was a lot of good, honest men in this world instead of them being so hard to find. Yeh, I found that just because they are on the Christian site that does not mean they are Christian. One guy did not like my voice. How obserd is that! I found that their is age discriniation also. I am 59 and over that apparently age requirements.
I only found on guy that I could say he was a Cristian. Most of the guys wanted to give their personal e-mail and for you to email them their , did not want an older women, did not want to invest in the time to see you , asked for obsene picutes, Those are not qualities of a Christian. Meeting someone in church is also a challenge. I attend church but if you are not attracted to the person the members want to fix you up with you are run out of the church.
What is the answer. Would like to meet someone but find it inpossible. Im not too sure if i believe in dating online ive seen too many people get messed over on the show catfish. Im married but my husband doesnt love me anymore he says he knows im a great wife but he just struggles with things mentally and just wants to move on.
It breaks my heart but i know God will send me a good man that truly loves and appreciates me. I think it depends on the person some people are allowed to have options so to speak while others have to Wait for the one. I just expect to be loved and cherished and respected. I hear and feel you there my dear sister! And that is those I met in church or on dating sites and Redcastle of their ages! But good men and women in the faith DO exist so please do not become desperate and seeks for less that Gods purpose!
I just cancelled my free membership with CM for a few reasons, some based in the actual product. That issue aside, I think my other issues are likely not limited to CM but maybe more obvious on their site. Makes me wonder what has happened to my generation when their attempt to find a mate begins with lol, gud or kool.
I had trouble joining and they want my bank statement, credit card statement etc. This is what they sent me by email: I apologize for the confusion. Your original transaction was automatically voided because it was flagged as possibly fraudulent. We canceled the transaction to protect you in case the account number was being used without your consent.
The charge will completely drop from your statement within the next business days. If you would still like to be a member of ChristianMingle you can fax or scan and attach the following:. A copy a recent, institution issued statement such as a bank, credit card or utility bill verifying the billing information entered.
Once these documents have been received, reviewed and verified, we would be happy to activate you membership again. Please note, you can block out account numbers, transactions and balances listed on the statement.
If you are scanning the documents, please reply to this message and add the file as an attachment. If you are faxing, our number is: What do you think?
Would you send them all of your personal information. I was about to join, but, after reading some comments, I decided not too. Thank you all and may God bless you in everything you all do!!!!
I used Christian Mingle and really dislike it. In my opinion it was a waste of money. When you fill out your profile, you list your preferences. What you get it is lots of matches based only on your preferences.
I should have been able to turn off that option when I first signed up. And of course they refuse to give refunds. They do nothing to protect their subscribers from scams or worse. One of their little buttons even lets you ask for their email. This may supposedly be a Christian dating site, but the business is definitely not Christian. I feel if a site is trying to cater to many different people nationwide, it would do more to reach out to everyone.
Also, I like the attachment site believe. Not many authentic profiles to choose from especially in your local radius and after you browse the site their pricing format seems not worth it. Better chances off line. Christian Mingle may try and be legitimate but I personally know of a married man who claimed he was divorced and was searching for someone.
This fellow has and will have an addictive personality all his life, has no friends and lies and cheats continually. I want to warn the women on this site to be cautious, be aware of all those they meet on here and always keep their eyes open. Yes, he may be looking for a Christian but if his wife took 8 yeara to find this out then imagine how he can fool women. Looks are deceiving and the lying unbearable.
I can say I was once a friend of this man and he will never find better. They have 2 children. She got several answers from young adult Christians and she told her son that she wanted for him to know that there were more choices out there! So, does anyone out there have a positive story about online dating?? I was tempted to try Christian mingle on the advice of a guy friend, but that is so out of my area of expertise. I have never dated someone i have met online, or put myself on a website like that.
I am a devout Christian, and i think that is how sites like this draw people in gain users, by tacking the word Christian on it. I am still praying and relying on God to steer me in the right path. I hear you, sister. This site should be a portal through which all Christians go when they want to sign up for an online dating service.
They have to read it first. They have passed the test. It is too bad that you dismiss online sayin merely because you have never done it before, could be an indicator as to why you are single or were single. As to whether there are success stories from dating sites I would say of course!
There are ratio of success to failure is probably equal from a real life attempt and an online one! Lori, you should use the same expertise as you would if you met someone in person. Starting off with seeing a full body picture of them, and well as showing yours. Depending on what your interested in first. His look or conversation.. Anywho, you go from there.. I definitely do not recommend this service. It is very difficult to get in touche with anyone directly. No phone number on their site.
MY membership was renewed without my knowledge. I disputed it with American Express and they put a hold on the charge. In the mean time Christian Mingles blocked me from using the site, stopped sending daily matches, etc.
When American Express went ahead and allowed the charge, I called them to explain that I had been blocked out of the website for one month. They gave me a contact number at Chrisitian Mingles. I called and explained that since I had not been able to get into the site for one month, they should credit my account or give me an extra month to make up for it. They were rigid, unsympathetic, and rude, and would not do anything. In the mean time I still cannot get into their site, am getting no emails, but am being charged.
How can they claim to be Christian? I am only one who uses it. Fight back if you experience this, you have rights! They should be called Swingle. That explains why I met pornography and sex addicts on Christian Mingle because their ad pops up beside Porn sites.
I am a big fan of Christian Mingle. I live in a small town in a state with a small population. There is nothing here for single adults except the bar scene. I signed up for Plenty of Fish because I knew a couple now married who met that way. I was literally flooded with messages from men ranging from 27 to 76 though I specified my age and a preference. It was so overwhelming that I cancelled after less than a week. I like the communication options of Christian Mingle. It takes a bit of courage for a man to register on a site with Christian in the name when there are so many others.
From my experience, the yuck factor is less with Christian Mingle. I did not enjoy my experience on ChristianMingle,at all! So many people calling themselves Christian,have no clue what a Christian is. Trying to meet true, born-again, Jesus only, King James only,praying, Bible studying, church faithful, sisters in Christ, will not likely happen in a worldly-polluted, online dating site like ChristianMingle!
It can be a real blow to the self-esteem to not hear back from guys you emailed for a while. Are there any good Christian guys out there online? Guard your heart, and pick up your date carefully. I will just take it as a learning experiences. I cannot recommend Christian Mingle. The profiles are fake. The photos are fake. And the language in the emails sounds foreign, as if English were their second language. I contacted a Sheriff in Santa Cruz about one person with an obviously fake address. If I can do such obvious and easy detective work, surely Christian Mingle can.
Someone is going to get hurt some day. I should be able to feel reasonably safe on a Christian site. They should spend less money on advertising and more money on screening their posts. The name is just a name..
You should do detective. This sin has destroyed my family leaving over one million dollars in unmitigated damage. This website introduced my mother in law to the perp within minutes. This vanity has destroyed many lives. If you sign up, you are a sinner. The wages of this sin is indescribable. Christian mingle is a cold site. The people on it are rude and clickish. The site seems to be very cold.
The bad thing is when you pay for the service your stuck with it for six months!!! The layout of the site seems to be a cookie-cutter, online-dating site, more interested in making money than actually serving the Christian population in finding compatible matches. I could understand not being able to send but you should be able to read them. They decided where to crop my photo for a thumbnail, not scaled but cropped, and completely eliminated the favorite part of the photo I wanted people to see at a glance.
If it was all automated I might understand it but the cropping was not to the center of the photo. After not being able to read emails that were sent to me the photo manipulation just screamed money-making rather than a service that actually cared about people.
If they are going to brand themselves as Christian they should at least try to find out what it means to be a Christian and how they should behave as matchmakers. Anyway, I signed up in and had a scam artist woman complain about me after I told her she was just that, a scam artist, for trying to get me to send money.
Then later I actually found someone on CM in , from Australia, and we dated for two years. She married a fellow Australian, but we remain close friends. She suggested I try CM again, and I could not log in nor make a new profile. But then, think — CM is part of Spark Networks, which has dating sites for all manner of people, from Mormons to lots of secular sites.
By no means are they Christian only. I was massively disappointed with Christian Mingle. A few of the guys that I did find attractive were scammers and there were very few I did find attractive, not being snooty just need to have the chemistry, inside and out.
They selected me, in one case I selected one. They all were highly excited and complimentary of me, wanted my email, some my phone.
I had a dialogue on email with them and the next day they disappeared, profile completely gone. I hoped I would get a feel for what it is like to be single, especially at my age, these guys led me to think ok, not all bad, there are some people out there for me, not even necessarily them, but some guys I could want to at least learn a little about.
Maybe 3 good and 5 or more turned out to be scams as I described. My name is jennifer, from usa I never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in February this year on a business summit.
I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 7 days when i returned to usa, my boyfriend now husband called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married.
Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is maduraitemple yahoo. What a stupid company, scaring off customers.
OK, I have to be a little honest and harsh here. I still have 10 pages of emails.