Building godly dating relationships

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed this, but people involved in a dating relationship tend to get to know each other better over the course of that relationship.

In fact, they are usually really enthusiastic about doing so.

Such a relationship does not glorify God and should be addressed. I have found that sometimes the easiest way to tell if a relationship is right is asking yourself what you would say to a close friend or sibling if they were in the same situation. She has a passion for genuine and heartfelt worship and serves as a worship leader at her local church.

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I’ve spoken to numerous “long-dating” couples, in college and beyond, who other than living together, could do little to intertwine their lives any more than they already are.

” As a quick refresher, we can “defraud” our brother or sister in a dating context by showing or encouraging a level of intimacy — either emotionally or physically — that the Bible seems to reserve for marriage and marriage only.

If we act like we’re married before we’ve made that commitment, we’re defrauding (and sinning).

This is why it is so important to only date or consider marrying someone that truly knows and loves God. You want to be the best version of yourself and the other person wants you to be the best version of you.

They can see your potential, and even your hidden talents, and they can help draw them out. If you cannot be honest in your relationship, there could be trouble ahead, especially if this is as a result of fear.

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