Good guidelines christian dating
Life has so many hues, and each person is so different.
Wisdom is an essential component when thinking through this issue.
Is it sinful for a couple to drive to a deserted area at night just to “hang out”? Is it wise for a young man to talk to a young woman’s parents about dating/courting their daughter? It depends on whether the parents are Christians, how old the woman is, and a host of other conditions.
He was trying to help young men and women stop hurting each other through the endless hooking up, breaking up, hooking up, breaking up, etc. Dating/courting has turned into an elaborate set of unwritten rules which must be followed to the letter, no matter what the circumstances. But the reality is, you can’t slap these practices on top of every relationship and expect the relationship to go well.I want to suggest that we can make this whole dating thing a lot simpler and less confusing by simply holding fast to the clear, relatively few principles spelled out in Scripture. Christians Pursue Jesus Above All This is the overriding principle which must govern every relationship.Loving Jesus first and foremost means seeking him above all else and obeying his commands above all else. Once this is set firmly in place for both individuals in the relationship, many of the other details will fall into place.Obedience to Jesus is the filter through which every action must pass. Christians Pursue God’s Wisdom When it comes to dating, God’s wisdom is desperately needed.If we are committed to obeying Jesus, than that necessarily rules out dating unbelievers. There are so many issues which aren’t explicitly addressed by Scripture, and therefore require wisdom.
And here’s the kicker: believe it or not, the Bible doesn’t actually say a whole lot about dating/courting relationships.