How should a christian approach dating
This is the only way to avoid soul ties through sexual intimacy.
Also, parents, pastors, or trusted mature people should all be part of the process of discerning the will of God to counter the blindness that comes when feeling in love.
• People should be taught to back off and not run to a person to whom they are attracted.
This is to give themselves enough time to pray, seek counsel, and hear from God about the other person before they fall hopelessly in love and reach the point where their heart has already made a choice to be with the other person–whether it be the will of God or not!
Dating I have taught each of my five children the difference between dating and courtship.
Dating is an unbiblical method crafted by the world with no boundaries or ethics with the following assumed rules and values: • Two people can mutually claim to be “boyfriend and girlfriend” if they are physically attracted to one another and (this is the litmus test) have a crush and claim each other for themselves in a special relationship.
Dating is revolutionized if the following guidelines are followed: • Dating should only take place in the context of having an accompanying chaperone with young couples. Groups can go to a movie or have an outing, or go for dinner so that two people can sit together and get to know one another in the safety of other trusted believers.
Thus, what initially starts off as French kissing quickly accelerates to petting, fondling, and then full-blown sexual intimacy.• Youth should be taught to have greater criteria beyond physically attraction.They should be taught what to look for in a lifelong partner: someone who has God-given aspirations with their career, an education, the right concepts of family and God, the ability to handle money well, connected to a local church, etc.Courtship and dating are some of the least discussed topics in the church.Yet dating has caused the most havoc, destroyed countless lives, resulted in unwanted pregnancies and abortions, and even split churches apart.