It’s easy to include God in our spiritual lives, but why not include Him in our relational world, as well?
Not only is there nothing in the Bible specifically about dating, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.
Apply this truth to dating by connecting with people who are on the same page as you are spiritually and emotionally.
No matter where we are or who we are with, above all else, we are called to reflect God’s love, encouraging and uplifting those around us (1 Thessalonians ).
Dating with wisdom means we also understand the importance of emotional and spiritual boundaries by learning not to go too deep, too fast.
God’s word tells us to guard our hearts, because the truth is, everything valuable is worth protecting.In biblical times, 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 value of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage and the risks of intimacy outside of marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).Dating well means 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.Her newest book for singles and couples, Choosing Marriage, is available for pre-order and set to be released this Spring.