Christian beliefs about dating
Avoiding pitfalls like gossip and lying go a long way in building friendships that last a lifetime.
Dating is the part of many Christian teens' lives.
Suddenly the issues of sex and boundaries start to arise, and teens find themselves having to choose sides on "hot button" topics like homosexuality and abortion.
There is a lot of growing to do in all aspects of relationships, and having Biblical and Christian guidance is essential.
Let me start with a few statements of fact: Being single does not mean that you are less valuable than married people, and it’s far better to be single than married to the wrong person.
Having said that, it’s a natural God-given desire to long for a spouse.
For example, you can be 18 or 88 and be single; 18-year-old singles have a completely different set of needs than say… All the good and bad excuses aside, churches need to talk more about how Apostolic singles should approach dating and relationships.
I see singles struggling to navigate dating and serving God faithfully at the same time from all age groups.
Think of the traits that are important in any relationship like honesty and trust, and they apply to your friends.
Now, I’ve heard all the arguments and excuses for why “this” person is the one good exception to that rule, and the story almost always ends in heartache or backsliding. There’s nothing wrong with that necessarily (depending on what’s on the list).
I’ve observed countless situations where someone pretended to be serious about God just to be in a relationship with an Apostolic guy or girl. However, you should spend more time making sure you’re everything that you should be.
You should pursue that desire on God’s terms, which leads me to point number one… Apostolic singles should never consider dating anyone (and I mean anyone) who is not Apostolic.
There is nothing more important to any relationship than walking in spiritual unity.
That’s something every Apostolic single should believe wholeheartedly.