March 11, 2007 at pm (Christian Dating, Courtship, Engagement, Love, Marriage, Patience) There is a progression that should take place in building a Christian dating relationship.
The following is offered as a short Christian dating guide for Christian singles to consider as they build a Christian dating relationship.
To say or believe that another person is “everything” or the most important thing in one’s life is idolatry, which is sin (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5).
Also, we are not to defile our bodies by having premarital sex (1 Corinthians 6:9, 13; 2 Timothy ).
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
There is an attraction to each other and Christian singles immediately (or soon thereafter) think they have found their soul mate.
Candidly, there is really little more in the Christian dating relationship during this stage than “physical attraction”. There is a temptation for Christian singles to begin saying, “I love you” during this fantasy stage. The emphasis should be upon enjoying each other’s company and building a FRIENDSHIP and refraining from going any further. After 2 to 3 months of this type of dating and it is mutually agreed, the Christian dating relationship can move into an exclusive dating arrangement.
You will not truly love anyone else if you do not love God first and most.
And no one will truly love you if they do not love God more than they love you.