Having done these things over a period of time, we are in a better position to decide whether this person would make a suitable companion for life.
We should ask, “Will this person help me walk with God?
” “Will this person be the kind of parent I want for my children?
” Finally, since the whole of Christian life is governed by God’s will, we should choose the right kind of activities for our dating.
First of all, people who date should not have sex until they marry.
While it is normal and natural to be attracted to someone of the opposite sex, we are called by God to keep those urges under control until we commit to someone in marriage.
Weekly "disciplines" focusing on foundational spiritual themes-love, prayer, simplicity-are divided into daily mediations meant to be read in solitude.
On Saturdays, suggest the authors (The Ten Commandments of Dating), couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church.
The New Testament clearly teaches that sex outside of marriage is sinful (1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18-20; Hebrews 13:4). Since that is true, Christians who date will want to choose activities in public places where conversations and healthy activities can be carried on without becoming involved in too much intimacy.
Keep the lust in check and the touching to a minimum (Matthew -29). Since dating may eventually lead to marriage, we probably should not begin dating too early or date one person too long, unless we are ready to commit to a lifetime relationship.
If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!