Bible scriptures christian dating
In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
In fact, a portion of my book, (Zondervan, 2013), is dedicated to examining how to apply these principles to real-life situations.1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorifying God.The bible makes it clear that life is less about the “do’s” and “don’ts” and so much more about doing what’s beneficial, healthy, and righteous (1 Corinthians ). How can dating be done in a way that’s healthy and righteous?The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to become a healthy person.
If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.