What about the gossip and if the relationship gets messy?!
" "Look other places for a suitable mate, for the sake of the church don't date someone in the congregation." or at least if you are about to start dating someone in the church encourage them to change churches so the possible damage or gossip will be lessened. There are many risks to dating someone in your congregation.
There is a very legitimate fear that the relationship could go wrong and cause irreparable damage to the minister's "follow-ability." To some it could seem that the minister is putting their own desires before their responsibility for the good of the congregation. You have no right as a girlfriend or boyfriend to introduce your spouse when you are dating.It doesn’t matter if you think you know him better than anyone else.Instead of standing there staring, when service is over, go to the car, and patiently wait for him to finish handling his business with the saints. If the armour-bearer or the pastor has already prayed for his/her strength to be restored after the message, don’t get your hips up trying to be deep, down there laying hands on their feet, and praying loud because you think you got to be the most effective one to cover. Stop collecting the yellow envelope after service with his love offering in it. Don’t marry a man/woman of God because of ministry and you feel as though they are anointed.Your presence will not stop whores from trying to get with him. Let his armour-bearer get it or he will handle it himself. Don’t get upset if he/she don’t put “In a relationship” on Facebook. This is ministry and the world don’t need to know their business. Yes, the anointing is attractive but it only last for a certain time and when the anointing lifts, you got to able to deal with that person outside the pulpit.