Scripture against dating non believers

12-Oct-2018 11:22

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.

He cares about the things that concern us, and He’s longing to connect with us in a way that’s meaningful.

Our relationships can be an instrument that draws us close to God, as we seek Him for wisdom, guidance, and discernment along the way (Psalm ).

1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorifying God.

The bible makes it clear that life is less about the “do’s” and “don’ts” and so much more about doing what’s beneficial, healthy, and righteous (1 Corinthians ). How can dating be done in a way that’s healthy and righteous?

We are encouraged again and again through God’s word to bring our needs, concerns, and desires to Him (Matthew 7:7).

All over Scripture we are reminded of the meaning of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).

Dating well means that 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.

In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.

Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.

We are encouraged again and again through God’s word to bring our needs, concerns, and desires to Him (Matthew 7:7).

All over Scripture we are reminded of the meaning of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).

Dating well means that 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.

In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.

Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.

Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing, and wholeness.