Dating love community village
We ended that first date sitting under a gigantic baobab tree, just getting to know each other. The fact that I was a New Yorker and he a Namibian from a rural village made little difference.
I remember noticing how magical the simplicity of our date felt. His name was Elago which translated to ‘lucky’ in his mother tongue of Oshiwambo.
Generations of guests return year after year to dine here, purchase souvenirs, and experience life on the beach as it once was.
When we first opened, customers drove their Plymouth Convertibles and De Luxe Fords from near and far to sink their teeth into the best burgers and fried seafood baskets on 30A.
Just before I left for Namibia a few friends joked that I’d find my ‘African king’ there. The last thing I was moving to Africa for was a date.
My focus was finally experiencing life on the African continent. About six months into my Namibian school year, a new teacher joined the staff. We bumped into many people that he knew and he took the time to give me the background of every single person he greeted.
When I applied the advice to myself, I realized that for the relationships that did not last, my attraction was an expression of my loneliness.
We get a lot of questions from young Christian men and women who are “not yet married.” Their season of life awakens many desires and hopes, uncertainties and insecurities, and tricky pastoral questions.
To help find the right questions, we called on three not-yet-married friends who gave some time to thinking about the challenges faced by singles: Lore Ferguson, Paul Maxwell, and the recently engaged Marshall Segal.
We ended up with these questions: The Bible commands Christians to marry “in the Lord,” that is, to marry other Christians (1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ).
I pretty much fell out of the closet after Trump got elected.
I had a kid to raise in a small conservative town and I've always figured she was my top priority.