These 10 dating rules could change your future for the better. It is time for Christians to start talking about dating. Church, this issue shapes our young people, friends and family more than we could ever imagine. "Let's just sit back and see what happens" might work in certain scenarios, but Christian dating isn't one of them.
The trajectory of lives and eternities are in the balance."Careful, there, cowboy. Establishing principles for Christian dating could set men and women on a course toward Christ-centered marriages.
Laying out guidelines for dating as followers of Jesus could alter the lives of men and women by keeping them out of toxic and unhealthy relationships (and ultimately marriages).
But we can't be pro-active unless principles are established. I hope and pray the words from this post will spark further conversations in your ministries, relationships and homes.
Here are 10 really important principles for Christian dating.1. The truth is you could spend your life with more than one person.
Stop Looking for "the One""Frank, how will I know when I find 'the one'? If you need to take a minute to let that sink in, I will be here when you get back. Here's the deal: God doesn't set up marriage as a divine lottery where every person has one winning ticket.
That would make God a gambler, and the Bible clearly says gambling is from the devil (only joking). Look, marriage isn't as much about finding someone totally compatible as it is about committing to someone despite difficulties and differences."The one" says you need to find the perfect person.
And discovering one flaw means it's time to move on.
But the beauty of marriage is God sustains you despite your flaws.The brokenness you see in yourself and the brokenness you experience from your spouse point both of you to the only perfect one, God.2.Date with a Trajectory Toward Marriage This quote sums it up: That'll preach right there.If you are a Christian, there is no reason to date without a trajectory towards marriage. Dating with a trajectory toward marriage means dating with a purpose. It means dating with an understanding of the gospel. It means dating someone who meets the values and goals you have for a future spouse (more on that later). It involves sharing personal struggles and vulnerability.