Michelle Williams has reflected about how her Christian faith impacts her dating life.
Williams, the 34-year-old singer, has both Grammy and NAACP Image award nominations for her latest solo effort, "Journey To Freedom." It seems to have been a productive year for Williams who remains busy with her Oxygen network television show "Fix My Choir."
Now, she has openend up to Essence magazine about how she balances her faith and romantic relationships. For the singer, a lack of faith may be a deal breaker when pursuing romantic interests.
"I want them to believe, I want them to believe in God. I believe in Jesus," Williams told Essence. "Do you believe John 3:16? We believe in that, cool. Then we can talk."
The singer went on to share a lesson that she learned about dating.
"Certain spiritual moments have been my teachers. One of my greatest lessons was to pay attention," she told Essence. "I remember I was dating someone and on our first date, I knew that wasn't my husband. But I kept it going."
She went on to explain what she learned from that experience.
"I learned from that experience to pay attention to that thing that says 'No,'" Williams said. "Your greatest teacher is your spirit, your instincts."
Earlier this year, Williams told The Christian Post it was important to let go of people that hindered her in order to receive what God would bring into her life next.
"I was in some business relationships, I was in some personal relationships that weren't best. Sometimes it's as simple as who you surround yourself with," she revealed to CP. "I started to surround myself with the right people. I got back in alignment with my prayers and my studies."
Williams previously opened up about some backlash that she has had to overcome, along with the struggle to feel accepted.
"The backlash is there, but I just ignore it. I used to let it affect me, because it was like that little girl complex," the singer told MSNBC2. "I'm still human; I still have those feelings sometimes. But I have to just continue to do what I do."