Anybody can say they love Jesus or that they’re a Christian.
But a couple should also be evenly matched in the more practical aspects, having compatible temperaments, similar energy levels, and shared life-goals and interests.
These things add tremendously to happiness in a relationship.
They need to be understood and protected and cared for in a proactive way.
A good Christian boyfriend is a man who will look out for and care for his girlfriend and carry this passion for protecting her into marriage (1 Peter 3:7).
Selfless: The Bible speaks specifically to husbands when it tells them to love their wives as they love their own bodies, just like Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her (Ephesians -28).
A Christian boyfriend should begin to exhibit this kind of care and love for his girlfriend long before marriage.
Love is easy in the romantic beginning stages, but a Christian boyfriend should be the kind of man whose behavior and intentions will be loving in all kinds of circumstances (1 John ).
Able and willing to provide: The Bible says that a man who doesn’t provide for his family is worse than an unbeliever (1 Timothy 5:8).
A Christian boyfriend should be Humble and teachable: The Bible tells us that a righteous man, or a wise man, will take instruction gladly, even when it hurts him (Psalm 141:5; Proverbs 9:9, ).
A righteous man evidences a willingness to be corrected by Scripture and a tendency to love and listen to those who can teach him from the Scripture. The Bible says that a righteous man is characterized by honesty in his personal and business dealings (Ephesians ).
Also, here are some negative things to watch out for: materialism (1 John -16; 1 Timothy ), lying (Proverbs ;), sexual unfaithfulness (Ecclesiastes ; Proverbs 7) and poor treatment of family members, especially his mother (Proverbs ; ; ; ).