Dating with god in mind
Here are some tips to help you live life to the fullest. Our single years—whether they are few or many—can be a time to connect deeply with God like none other. Hebrews -25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. God gives each one of us unique talents and passions for the purpose of glorifying him. Exercise is a great discipline that gives you the needed energy to study and serve God. Spiritual revival is the first order of business for all singles. Photography, theology, writing, music, languages, building, cooking, dance, medicine, sports…whatever keeps you up late at night or gets you excited is important to recognize and pursue. When your passion drives you to service, you’ll find great purpose in life. Maybe you could volunteer in a Big Brother or Sister program. Ask your pastor about needs in your church…perhaps you could make meals for families with new babies or someone who has a family member in the hospital. There’s great joy in dedicating our minds to studying God’s word, but there’s also great joy in worshipping him with our bodies.You will disappoint each other, not on purpose, but you will. The truth is, he cares more about himself in that scenario.Neither of your bodies belong to each other until you say “I do,” (1 Corinthians 7:4), so it is wrong for a man to treat a woman as if he has free reign with her body before marriage.You will surely encounter adversity, but singles can bear this cross with honor and self-respect. (See the resources for direction and encouragement on this subject.) 4. Christ’s role and a husband’s role do differ because only Christ alone can truly cleanse us.However, a husband is responsible to lead his wife in sanctification, as this verse explains with the imagery of Christ and His bride.
You might be wondering, how do you get to know God better?It is easy to see only the positive in the other person and completely ignore any warning signs. It would be foolish to date someone and not even consider the possible outcomes.Not only would it be foolish, but downright selfish.Like Paul said, it’s a time where you can give your "undivided devotion to the Lord" (1 Corinthians ). Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” When you become a Christian by trusting in Christ, you become a part of God’s family as well. In order to live joyfully and contentedly, you must commit your body and mind to the Lord. Magazines, television, billboards, “friends,” and sometimes even family members will encourage what seems natural to the world: promiscuity, pornography, lust, and affairs. Therefore, devote yourself to knowing God by reading, studying, and worshiping Him. And in this family you’re called both to encourage and be encouraged. But God loves you too much to let you take a path that leads to pain and loss of dignity.
If a man is addicted to pornography, he is already committing adultery/fornication in his heart, even before you tie the knot.