Biblical dating standards
· Develops an appetite for variety and change in relationships, creating dissatisfaction within marriage.
· Promotes lust and immoral habits, opening the door for sin.
” Stay out of things designed by God only for a husband and his wife!
The only way to be sure is to sign the marriage certificate and say “I do! If you have given yourself totally to one who is not your spouse, you have a lifetime to regret and you surely do not want that hanging over your mind for the rest of your life.
Literally, say it with love and mean it and edify each other.
It is important that one develops in this area of honest and godly communication (Eph ). comfortable talking about hobbies and the weather, but rarely talking about our struggles, dreams, feelings, spiritual and moral values and beliefs, vulnerabilities and insecurities. Remember to deepen relationships by purposeful and edifying interactions.
· Always be in a place where you can be easily interrupted and seen.
· Never be alone in a room behind closed doors or quiet dark obscure corner or park at night with someone of the opposite sex.
Communication is a crucial foundation to every marriage.
A Good and Edifying Relationship A good and edifying relationship is one where you love that person enough to be honest; honest about who you are, honest about what you plan to do and be, and honest about how you feel about him/her and what he/she does and says.
Love includes the important ingredient in relationships, which is open and honest communication that is so vital to a healthy marital relationship one day.
Covenant marriage as the Bible defines it, brings many responsibilities with it - a life-long commitment of a marital bond committed to God in the first place. Boundaries for restraint are important and necessary as the commitment in the relationship is not certain yet.
Stay out of heavy petting and let things develop progressively with time (e.g. Ask yourself objectively, “How long have you been dating and how long will it have to continue?