It is the Godly principles which we are to adhere to.
It is wise to keep the relationship on a “we’re just friends” level before launching into dating/courting.
Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” It has been well-said that relationships don’t come from intimacy; intimacy comes from relationships.
Dating, marriage, and child-bearing are not requirements to live a fulfilled life.
However, it is statistically-proven that the majority of people will embark upon a dating/courting relationship in their lifetime.
You must evaluate if your motives are pure or if they are impure. ” 1 Samuel 16:7 says, “…for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” If your motives are pure and if you are in a good spiritual condition to date/court then ask the Lord to guide you to the next step.
Is dating/courting simply a means by which you can have fun and socialize? Is it something that is used to help self-esteem issues and merely used as self-therapy? Are you lowering your morals/standards in order to accommodate someone simply because he/she is physically attractive? Many think that if they set their standards too high that they will remain single.
In this blog entry, we will be discussing dating/courting relationships among Christians and why it is important to seek God’s Will in this matter.
We will also cover various sub-categories in relation to Christians who are dating/courting.
For starters, each person involved in a potential relationship must first be balanced and know who they are in Christ.
Some questions to ask yourself before embarking upon a relationship is: Also, it is important to assess your reasons and purposes for wanting a dating/courting relationship.
So glorify God in your body.” In 1 (surrendering) of sexual purity; promiscuity of any (every) type.
Certainly, God can forgive past mistakes – but now that the Biblical standard is clear, adhering to it is essential. 2 Corinthians says, “We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.” We, as Christians, are to avoid the very appearance of evil (see 1 Thessalonians ).
Also, it is important not to model your dating relationship after Hollywood or the world’s standards.