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Boyfriend Application


Boyfriend Application

After jokingly telling a young lady at our church her next boyfriend would have to fill out an application I realized it wasn’t really a bad idea. Here are the questions I have compiled so far.

Preliminary Information:

Name _____________

Date of birth __/__/____

Place of birth: Country ______ State_____________ City ___________

Mother’s name ____________________

Fathers name _____________________

E-mail address _________________________________

Phone number __________________

Driver’s License Number ____________________

Please Answer “Yes” or “No” In The Spaces Provided.

1. ____Are you a Christian?

2. ____ 1Corinthians 7:1 says, “It is good for a man not to touch a woman.” Do you believe the Lord really expects you to keep your hands off a woman until you get married?

3. ____How often do you attend services?

a. Once a week

b. Twice a week

c. Three times a week

d. More

4. ____Do you smoke tobacco?

5. How fast can you run

a. 40 yards ______sec.

b. Two miles ____min.

6. ____Do you chew tobacco?

7. What is your blood type:_______

8. ____Other than a speeding ticket have you ever been convicted of a crime? (If yes, please explain and give dates.)

9. ____To your knowledge do you have any STDs?

10. ____Do you have any tattoos? (If yes tell how many, where, and what kind they are.)

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11. ____Do you have any piercings? (If yes tell how many, where, and what kind they are.)

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12. ____Have you sinned since you got saved?

13. ____Do you have a valid driver’s license?

14. In 50 words or less, describe what “Don’t ever, ever, touch this girl” means to you.

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15. ____Do you own a vehicle? (If so give the make and model and list at least four of the preset stations your radio is tuned to.)

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16. ____If the need arose could you take your Bible and lead a person to Christ right now? (If so list some of the Bible verses you might use.)

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17. ____Have you consume any alcoholic beverages in the last six months? (If so tell when, where, and how much.)

18. ____Have you taken any medication in the last six months that was not prescribed to you? (If so tell when where and how much.)

19. ____Did Jesus make alcoholic wine?

20. ____Have you smoked marijuana in the past six months?

21. ____Have you, other than by accident, ever hit a woman?

22. ____Would you hit a larger woman if she attacked your girlfriend and you were unable to restrain her otherwise?

23. ____Have you ever been in a physical altercation (a fight) with another man? (If so how many times)

24. ____Do you know CPR?

25. ____Have you ever led anyone to the Lord?

26. ____Do you have any gospel tracts on you right now?

27. ____Do you have any children?

28. ____ Are you a member of any secret society such as the Masons, Shriners, skull and bones, etc?

29. ____Have you ever been married?

30. ____Have you ever been engaged?

31. ____Have you been scripturally baptized?

32. ____Have you ever been accused of rape?

33. ____Are your biological parents still alive?

34. ____Are they married?

35. ____Do you work or go to school? (If yes tell where, for how long, and briefly describe your schedule)

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36. How much cash do you have on you right now? _________________

37. What is the longest you’ve ever held a job and where was that?

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38. Other than John 3:16 write out a verse of Scripture from memory.

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39. Write out another verse from memory.

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40. When did you get saved? __________________________

41. Complete the following sentences:

a. If I were to be shot, the last place I would want to be shot is in the _________

b. If I were to be beaten, the last bone I would want to be broken is ___________

c. The one thing I hope this application does not ask is ______________________

d. In the unfortunate event of my untimely death, I would like my ashes scattered

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e. My greatest fear is _____________________________________

42. What do you want to be if you grow up? _________________________________

43. Where did you get saved? __________________________

44. Have you ever been fingerprinted? Yes ____ No _____

45. What church do you attend? __________________________

46. Are you a member of that church (if not, please give the name of the church you are a member of) Yes ____ No _____

47. What is the longest relationship you’ve ever been in? _____________________

48. How many times have you been baptized? __________________________

49. Did you get baptized before or after you got saved? __________________________

50. What is your pastor’s name? ___________________

51. (Other than playing Call of Duty) List some of your hobbies:

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52. Do you have any identifying marks? (Birthmarks, scars, tattoos etc.) Yes ____ No _____ (if yes please explain and give locations)

53. My dentist is ______________________ City ______________ State _______

I hereby swear that all the information supplied above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

Signed ____________________________________ Date __/__/____

Thank you for your interest. Please allow 4 to 6 years for processing.

July 23, 2012 Posted by | Guidance, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Fathers & Church


On Father’s Day, I preached on Good and Bad Fathers.   I hate to preach on themes but the importance of Father’s can’t be overemphasized.  This is an excerpt from that message:

In the United States, 68 million men don’t attend any church at all. That’s in spite of the fact that 86% of them, (nearly 9 out of 10) grew up in a church of some kind or another.

And if we’d be honest there’s a huge gap in most of our Independent Baptist churches.  We may have good numbers when it comes to the younger children but attendance for college age kids is pathetic.  I challenge you to do your own study and count the number of college-age kids that you know who live on their own but are still faithful to the house of God. They are few and far between.

That’s why I tell the kids in Sunday school that their church attendance and the way they live right now doesn’t impress me a bit. I know their parents and frankly they’ve got no choice but to live right while under their roof. That’s the way it ought to be. But, my point was that I want to see what they live like when they get out from under mom and dad. When they’re free to do as they please; that’s when we’ll find out what’s really in their hearts.

And so many churches everywhere are struggling to reach out to young people. But sometimes I’m afraid they target youth to the point that they neglect everybody else!

Over and over you hear the same scenario playing out. Some wet-behind-the-ears preacher comes to a church and starts changing things. All of a sudden, the older members are upset because they’ve stopped singing those old hymns about the blood.

Instead of hymn books the words are now up on the screen and members start hearing songs they’ve never heard before. “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me” becomes an unfamiliar tune.

When you walk into the sanctuary, there’s a band where the choir loft used to be.  They turn down the lights and serve popcorn in the House of God.

Occasionally, some effeminate-looking man with long hair will step on stage and sing some of the most sensual, dead-as-Hell, God-is-my-girlfriend-music you’ve ever heard in all your life.

And though the older saints of God are offended, they’re almost shamed into silence when that liberal snake of a preacher says, “But we’re trying to reach the children!”  Thus, because they want to believe he has good intentions, the people let the preacher lead the church into religious liberalism.

If you know somebody that goes to a church like that, I want you to get a pen and write this down. It may not even be true but it sure does make good preaching. (Sorry, I found these statistics in my notes with no citation.) I read where researchers concluded that

  • If the child is the 1st one to get saved in the family there’s only a 3.5% chance that the rest of the family will get saved.
  • If the mother is the first to get born again then there is a 17% chance that the rest of the family will follow her.
  • But, if the father is the first to get saved then there is a 93% chance that the rest of the family will also get gloriously, wonderfully, saved by the grace of God.

I believe that’s what Paul was talking about when he said, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Ac 16:31) So again, I can’t stress the importance of a Father and the influence he has on the salvation of his family enough.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Jesus | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment