Here is some advice that can help you pursue God’s will in your dating relationship. There is abundant love in this relationship and I have insisted on the relationship being sexually pure until marriage.This has caused tension, which time apart between dates has helped ameliorate.I believe that the more a person rehearses God's word, the more it will become a part of them.The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.To go out to dinner and a movie with a "date" is one thing. Quite frankly, the Bible does not give us a clear-cut, set-apart chapter called "God's Way to Date." In the Old Testament, we see Isaac pursuing Rebekah as a response to a specific prayer—and later, we see Ruth laying herself at the feet of Boaz's bed! SEE ALSO: 3 Ways to Pursue Purity in Your Dating Relationship So how do we handle boundaries in dating?To go for a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods is putting oneself in a situation where one is more removed from helpful boundaries... First, I think we should diagnose a problem that tends to run rampant with the mention of "boundaries": THE PROBLEM: When we do not connect helpful boundaries to the truth of the gospel, they manifest themselves as legalistic rules..rules are bound to be broken because we are sinners.My boyfriend firmly believes that Christ brought us together, yet I am the one who practices my faith.I came to this site to ensure that God remains the principal focus here and that whatever happens, God will protect both of us." reading this article and watching this video, I'm meditating on the topic of relationships.
In past blogs, we’ve talked about the purpose of marriage being to primarily glorify God more than to bring us happiness.At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.In other words, there must be a deeper motivation than simply to be "moral people" during dating.Without this motivation, a foundation that all our actions rest upon, our moral efforts will be aimless and easily compromised.When we serve the Lord and live in His will, joy and peace are natural fruits of such living.