Bible and relationships and dating
The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to become a healthy person.God’s word reminds us of the need for us to throw off the old baggage of sin, bad habits, and hang-ups – and to become new each and every single day (Ephesians -24).The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.All over Scripture we are reminded of the meaning of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).Dating well means that 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.It’s easy to include God in our spiritual lives, but why not include Him in our relational world as well?
It’s time to take the pressure off of trying to date “biblically,” and instead see the entirety of our interactions with others as an opportunity to connect with God, to become our best, and reflect Him to the people He brings into our lives.
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In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.
Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
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