Biblical teaching on christian dating
Being single is actually a gift, if you treat it as such. After 20 years in the profession of helping people, I have come to understand something: we cause much of our pain by the people we choose.
It gives you the opportunity to do some things that would become more difficult after marriage, and properly prepare for marriage if that is your goal. In every kind of clinical issue that psychologists deal with, relationships are a big part of the picture in some way.
Practically speaking, this impinges on every single decision you have to make as a married couple. God did not create man alone to be competent to fulfill his calling to image God.
But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.
A BRIEF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY My hope is that this article will be of some use to people in such a situation, but of more use to the Christian who, long before the temptation arises, needs to make a stronger resolve not to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.
And just to be clear: getting romantically involved is likely to happen if you spend a great deal of time with someone of the opposite sex one-on-one.
I recently had a painful conversation with a dear friend who said he’d never planned to get romantically involved with someone.
But he’d spent hours and hours with her one-on-one after midnight over several weeks.