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Betsy St. Amant Haddox. Dating can often feel like navigating a field dotted with land mines. The Bible is the inspired word of God and serves as our guide through everything we experience—including relationships, break-ups, and marriage.
One of the most important things to remember when dating is not to allow the relationship to become an idol. Guard your heart and keep your focus on the Lord first and foremost. When we are following Him, other things in our lives—including the desires of our hearts—tend to fall into place.
And behold, the woman meets him, dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart. All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
Purity in dating is crucial to our walk with the Lord and the well-being of our relationships. Couples who participate in sexual intimacy before the covenant of marriage are in sin. It creates a false sense of security that will eventually shatter. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? This means, do they walk with God? Are they convicted of sin? Do they read the Word and attend church on their own, outside of any prompting from you? Were they doing so before you came into the picture?
Wait and trust the Lord to bring you a man after His own heart. Patience is a valuable tool in the world of dating. It was even harder dating as a single parent. I had to do a lot of trusting in the Lord, a lot of leaning on His understanding, and a lot of sighing on lonely nights. But after some straying on my part, He made my path straight, and I remarried a godly single dad a few years ago. Trust Him and His timing, single ladies! Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Dating should be about respect and honor. This is a fantastic goal. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
We need not look any further than 1 Corinthians 13 for instructions on how to love each other well. This goes for friendships, family relationships, and romantic relationships. The end goal of dating should be marriage. Dating as young teenagers brings too much temptation and heartbreak into the picture.
Marriage is an illustration of the covenant relationship between Christ and His bride, the church. Everything we do in dating le to this goal—two becoming one. Those who are in a dating relationship should practice purity for the sake of their future marriage.
They can start keeping the marriage bed honorable and undefiled by setting boundaries and guardrails physically during their season of dating. Song of Solomon and his bride lovingly warn us not to stir up love before it pleases.
Rather, embrace each season of your life with trust in the very God who has your days ed and planned.
When dating, we would do well to remember that as Christians, our bodies are not our own, but were bought with a price. Everything we do with our bodies, both in and out of dating relationships, should be acceptable before God. Amant Haddox is the author of more than fifteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her hubby, two total-opposite young daughters, a vast collection of novels, and an impressive stash of Pickle chips. Betsy has a B. Look for her latest novel with Revell, Tacos for Twocoming October Here are 10 scriptures to help guide your dating decisions.
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