Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing and wholeness.
I’d say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.
All over Scripture, we are reminded of the value of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage and the risks of intimacy outside of marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).
Dating well means we make sure to honor and respect this portion of our future marriage by setting physical limits and boundaries when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex.
Apply this truth to dating by connecting with people who are on the same page as you are spiritually and emotionally.
No matter where we are or who we are with, above all else, we are called to reflect God’s love, encouraging and uplifting those around us (1 Thessalonians ).
In churches that emphasize the importance of marriage and a culture constantly highlighting the joys of sex, single Christians struggle with questions of self-worth and unfulfilled desire.
However, the Bible has answers to comfort them."There are a lot of people who struggle with feeling valuable because they're single," biblical counselor June Hunt, founder, CEO, and CSO of Hope For The Heart ministries, told The Christian Post on Tuesday.
The Bible makes it clear that life is less about the “do’s” and “don’ts” and so much more about doing what’s beneficial, healthy, and righteous (1 Corinthians ). How can dating be done in a way that’s healthy and righteous?He cares about the things that concern us, and He’s longing to connect with us in a way that’s meaningful.Our relationships can be an instrument that draws us close to God, as we seek Him for wisdom, guidance and discernment along the way (Psalm ).Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book—or even just a chapter—of the Bible dedicated to the topic of dating.But though the Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are plenty of topics the Bible doesn’t specifically speak to.