Godly dating guidelines
Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date.When it comes to Christian dating, you live according to a different standard – God’s. There are some solid reasons why God asks us to live a certain way, and dating is no different.While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.Why get involved emotionally with someone that you should not marry?
Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (NIV) These three scriptures give insight into the Christian dating life.We need to realize that God means for us to meet the ONE person that we are meant to marry.While there are many definitions of love, 1 Corinthians tells us how God defines love.It is love that should drive Christian teens to date, but it should not be the shallow version of love. You should know the person you are dating and know their beliefs.
In a dating relationship don't be exclusive—care about others too. "Next, learn to put aside your own desires so that you will become patient and godly, gladly letting God have his way with you. Don't keep looking at my sins—erase them from Your sight.