Christain view of dating
If you’ve maintained boundaries and treated your date with respect, you’ve protected him or her from false and premature intimacy. And when you find him or her, chances are, none of those other guys or gals you’ve casually dated will matter much in the light of your spouse. You can’t have the attention of multiple dates and still be pursuing a God-honoring relationship with one.
A wise man once told me that there were only two outcomes for dating relationships: getting married or breaking up.We are all fallen human beings, bent on foolishness and selfishness.So, the question becomes when does a red flag mean, “proceed with caution” and when does it signify “run for your life!Can you trust him to value your feelings even when he doesn’t understand you?Character can sometimes be difficult to discern in a dating relationship.” The most serious red flags in my book can be summed up with 3 C’s.
I would rather marry an unattractive, boring man with great character than the most charming guy who lacks it.
And spending intentional one-on-one time—not too serious, just time—allows both parties to experience what it would be like to continue in the relationship.
I can’t say it clearly enough: Hanging out in groups will not be enough information to determine who is worth marrying.
Dating helps two people sort out what it would be like to be together, to be in a friendship.
Most of marriage involves time together, one on one, in a friendship.
“The secret,” he said, “is knowing how to handle a dating relationship so you know if the other person is worth marrying or he or she is honored in the breakup.” Unfortunately, it seems like many young singles struggle to figure out just how to handle dating–and I’m not the only one who’s noticed how weird the Christian dating scene can be.