As a man or woman dedicated to the Christian faith - and with a devout focus on God’s place in our daily lives - navigating the waters of modern dating can be tricky indeed.The place of faith and God within the context of a new relationship can often bring to mind questions that are not so easily answered or put away.This is friendship that starts off between a man and a woman as a shared collection of interests, invitations to community and fellowship events or through discipleships.It is during these moments that you can observe one’s godliness and involvement of faith.Even when meeting online, once you move to a local context, compatibility can only grow deeper.
Even if you don’t feel a physical spark, at first, keep your potential mate close because that friendship may begin to blossom in your eyes.
These 7 rules for Christian dating has precedent in a faith that is all about temperance, conscious choice and love...
As it is stated in the Bible, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. But, if you’re meeting online on a platform like Elite Singles, how can you get a sense of one’s commitment to faith?
And, yet, when you’re just getting to know each other or be in that new “boyfriend-girl” stage, it can get tricky trying to know just how far a boyfriend can or should lead.
So a good rule of thumb is to use marriage as a yardstick: while a boyfriend should not “lead” his girlfriend or potential partner to the level of a husband and wife — which is to say he is not yet charged by God to lead, cover, provide and protect — he can absolutely encourage her already present devotion and natural gifts.