The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.
The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to become a healthy person.
God’s word reminds us of the need for us to throw off the old baggage of sin, bad habits, and hang-ups – and to become new each and every single day (Ephesians -24).
Apply this truth to dating by connecting with people who are on the same page as you are spiritually and emotionally.
No matter where we are or who we are with, above all else we are called to reflect God’s love, encouraging and uplifting those around us (1 Thessalonians ).
It’s easy to include God in our spiritual lives, but why not include Him in our relational world as well?
We are encouraged again and again through God’s word to bring our needs, concerns, and desires to Him (Matthew 7:7).
Healthy interactions with others will leave us with little regrets, no matter what the long term outcomes.This article is part of our larger Spiritual Life resource meant to answer your questions about the Bible, God and the Christian faith. Visit our most popular questions on “What does the Bible say about…” questions answered by well known Christians and theologians to find more inspiration. If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorifying God.The bible makes it clear that life is less about the “do’s” and “don’ts” and so much more about doing what’s beneficial, healthy, and righteous (1 Corinthians ). How can dating be done in a way that’s healthy and righteous?True Love Dates(Zondervan, 2013), challenging young men and women to do dating in a way that is psychologically sound, emotionally healthy and spiritually grounded. Visit follow her on Twitter to get your dating questions answered and to learn more. Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing, and wholeness.I don’t know about you, but I say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.