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? Become a Healthy Person The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to become a healthy person.God’s word reminds us of the need for us to throw off the old baggage of sin, bad habits, and hang-ups – and to become new each and every single day (Ephesians -24).He cares about the things that concern us, and He’s longing to connect with us in a way that’s meaningful.Our relationships can be an instrument that draws us close to God, as we seek Him for wisdom, guidance, and discernment along the way (Psalm ).Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing, and wholeness.
I don’t know about you, but I say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well. Date a Healthy Person God’s word reminds us of the importance of connecting with people who are in line with our spiritual life (2 Corinthians , 1 Corinthians ).
Almost every reference to sex (seven in ten minutes) was a joke.
The humor was telling me, I thought of Proverbs 5:3: “The lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.” The smooth tongue of the adulteress woman in Proverbs (Proverbs ; 7:5, 21) is a perfect description of the show I watched, because the lies I was told were so playful and funny.
Crude sexual talk, humor, innuendo, and flirtation lower our defenses and heighten our temptation.
Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the Bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.
The truth about relationships is that the healthier both individuals are emotionally and spiritually, the healthier the relationship will be.