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16 Cringeworthy Dating-Themed Sermon Titles

16 Cringeworthy Dating-Themed Sermon Titles

Churches are sometimes accused of being too prudish to talk about sex and dating, but there’s one thing worse than not preaching about sex at all — and that’s pastors talking about dating in really cringeworthy ways.

We asked RELEVANT readers for the most awkward sermon titles they’ve experienced, in the list below. Be warned: we might have added some fake ones to the mix. See if you can tell which are which. (You probably can’t.)


Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about purity.

God’s Final Rose

 Six Lessons in Biblical Romance from ‘The Bachelor’

Twin Fawns of a Gazelle 

Why Song of Solomon Wasn’t Actually About Sex, and If It Was, It Was Mostly About How You Should Never Have It. 

Called to Singleness?

How to know it’s time to settle for dating Jesus.


Keeping Intimacy Sin-free Since Everything’s Dangerous

How Far Is Too Far?

Remembering the 3 H’s: Hugs, Handholding and Hell

How to Lose a God in 10 Days:

Losing your faith while dating someone who doesn’t go to, and was not approved by, this church

Bathsheba in the Moonlight:

The dangers of Instagram

50 Shades of Don’t:

Embracing the Freedom of Never Even Thinking About Sex at All

Just One Bite of the Apple?

How Forward-Facing Hugs Can be a Slippery Slope

Kissers in the Hands of an Angry God

Physical Boundaries in Dating

Swiping Right … into Hell

Your Soul in the Era of Tinder

It’s Not Him, It’s You

Don’t Blame God for Your Lack of a Dating Life

Courting Disaster

What the Bible Says About One-on-One Dates

Flirting With Temptation

Why We Will Start Censoring That ‘Sloppy Wet Kiss’ Line On the Overhead Projector

Dressed for Eternity

A Biblical Case For Never Taking Off Your Clothes

Just Like Paul

5 Ways to Know You Have Been Given the Gift of Singleness

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