Christian dating and when to be exclusive

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“Dating intentionally.” If you are a single Christian, it’s something that you’ve probably heard mentioned at some point, and held up as the right way to go about dating.

Many people go on dates with the purpose of having a one-night stand or making someone else jealous.

But that’s not at all the kind of God-honoring intentionality we’re talking about.

The overall goal of a Christian’s dating life should be marriage.

Redemption: (8) Your primary goal should be to assist the other person in growing in sanctity and love for Christ and others (Phil. (9) Because of our union with Christ, the brother/sister relationship is the foundational relationship between two dating Christians (Mark ; 1 Cor. But more than anything else, I pray that sanity and peace would come to my peers in the world of Christian dating.

This also means that preferences, standards, desires, fears, and annoyances do not control the agenda of the relationship (Gal. (7) Always be ready to break up if the relationship becomes unhealthy or continually sinful (Psalm ). The Bible plays a vital role in understanding dating, both in the nature and function of dating as a culture and institution, and the manner in which we date.

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