It is time for Christians to start talking about dating. Establishing principles for Christian dating will set men and women on a course towards Christ-centered marriages. Here are 10 important principles for Christian dating. That would make God a gambler, and the Bible clearly says gambling is from the devil (only joking). Marriage isn’t as much about finding someone totally compatible as it is about committing to someone despites difficulties and differences. I fear this mentality in the dating culture is actually promoting divorce. Suddenly, when marriage begins, you are asked to flip a switch. It allows you to jump into marriage with a clear conscience.
The trajectory of lives and eternities are in the balance. Laying out guidelines for dating as followers of Jesus will alter lives by keeping people out of toxic and unhealthy relationships (and ultimately marriages). “The one” says you need to find the perfect person. The beauty of marriage is God sustains you despite your flaws. The shells of a shotgun are stuffed with tiny round balls. You are asked to go from a mentality that says “End a relationship as soon as difficulty arises,” to one that says, “Don’t end the relationship regardless of the difficulty that arises.” That’s a tough switch to flip.
God truly inspired me to study this subject and in doing so, wanted me to learn and apply to my life the very principles I would share with others.
So that meant, first to pray about it, second to learn about it, and third to share what I learned about it.
Or to put it another way, two people relate to each other divinely – Ephesians The Christian must never forget that, in every relationship of life, another person is present.
There are not only the two of us present–the husband & wife, the parent & child, the boss & employee, the slave & master.
In every relationship, a third person is present–the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then, the ever present question in a Godly relationship must be,'What does Jesus, living in me, expect of this relationship? Mark Selflessness – 'What can I do for the other person', 'What does Jesus want me to do with or for this other person', I will set aside my desires, wants, feelings for this other person and to obey what Jesus would have me do. I listened to Pastor Randy, while the Lord was working through him to teach us how to change the way we think, feel, and react to situations and people.