Christian dating for all the world
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.(2 Corinthians 11:2–3) The line between affection and infatuation can blur quickly in a relationship, blinding us to you and to ourselves.Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.Whenever we are tempted to cross boundaries you have lovingly set for us, carry our minds to the cross, where Jesus died to liberate us from every ounce of sexual sin.It will be one of the most radical, countercultural, Spirit-enabled feats of our lives: choosing to deny the impulse to experiment or express ourselves sexually in dating because we trust you and treasure Jesus.We compromise in relationships in ways we never would otherwise.
It is not a safe love yet, because it is not yet sealed with our promises.
Set our relationship apart from every fallen example around us.
Allow our love and respect for one another to say something profound and beautiful about your Son, even when we make mistakes or sin against each other.
Our Father in heaven, so much in the dating scene today seems so broken — unnecessary ambiguity, unhealthy communication, fear of commitment, boundaries crossed, messy breakups.
Because we are yours, we desperately want our dating to be different.We wonder why we make the same mistakes and fall into sin over and over again, while we leave the King sitting on the bench.