Dating non christian okay
There is another dangerous mentality in Christian circles I want to address…”flirting to convert.” Look…Christians are called to be missionaries.
The dating world, however, is not the place to be a missionary.
While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information.
However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Dating with a trajectory towards marriage doesn’t mean you only date one person ever. So, if you choose not to get coffee or watch a movie with the opposite sex, then whatever. The ultimate purpose of marriage is sanctification (becoming like God). It allows you to jump into marriage with a clear conscience. ____________________ I hope this discussion continues. I pray parents, church leaders, friends, and family begin to spark conversations about God’s design for dating. Devoted follower of Christ, college/young adult minister, husband to @tiffanipowell, dad to Noah and Micah, avid blogger/writer, sports fan.
That would be awesome, but it’s not always realistic. So, my question is, “How does dating a non-Christian aid you in this? If you believe God is preparing you for foreign missions, is it important the person you marry shares this passion? If you love the Cowboys and your future spouse loves the Packers, is it important to work through this before marriage? I believe these principles could change lives and alter eternities. You can follow him on twitter and read more of his blogs here!
If you are a Christian, there is no reason to date without a trajectory towards marriage. Hopefully one will end up as my spouse.” Not a good idea. So, the default for years is to leave as soon as a flaw arises. Disclaimer: If you are single, understand it is your responsibility to steward your time well. “Sex before marriage is bad.” This was the extent of my understanding of Christian dating as a teenager and young adult.However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date.The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.It means dating someone who meets the values and goals you have for a future spouse (more on that later). When you pull the trigger, these balls spread over a large range, increasing the chance you hit the target. I heard don’t have sex before marriage so much I actually believed getting to marriage a virgin was the only important thing. In the process, I filled my heart and mind with lust, and I secretly struggled with pornography. What the church needs to teach is the importance of a pure mind. Co-dependent dating leads to co-dependent marriages. And co-dependent marriages will eventually crumble because the weight placed on them is too heavy. In fact, every principle discussed in this article is null and void without God at the center.
Casual or purposeless dating has no benefit for Christians. We are designed to know why we do stuff and where we are going. Now, please, please, please don’t be a freakish weirdo. It involves sharing personal struggles and vulnerability. This requires discipline, restraint, and abstinence from activities that don’t promote holiness. A pure mind might be the greatest gift you can give your future spouse. God must be at the center of your life before you consider dating. Don’t start dating without an assurance of God’s love for you and a solid understanding of the gospel.
He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date.