The world teaches that you are supposed to put your kids and your parents before your spouse. We are so quick to say I believe the Lord has given me this person. If the person is not Christian, then the Lord didn’t give you that person. Many people get into relationships and when they break up they find out that they were not really in love. Not only are you to lead each other by the way you live your life, but you have to worship together. You will start saying, “maybe I’m too this, maybe I’m too that, maybe I need to start looking like this, maybe I need to buy that.” That is idolatry and of the devil. He wants you to keep on knocking and one day He is going to say, “enough, you want it? If you seek to enter into a relationship with an unbeliever not only is it wrong, you will regret it, and you will be hurt. There are so many things in this world that help you deceive yourself. In a relationship you both are going to learn from each other, but the woman takes the submissive role and the man takes the leadership role. Is he living in godliness and seeking to obey the Word? Be honest, trustworthy and faithful in your words and actions.Luke This passage is usually referenced in regards to money, but it can also apply to relationships.Dissenters may argue it's “only” dating and there’s no “commitment” so a small deception isn’t a big deal, but if you’re willing to be a deceitful while dating, chances are you will when you’re married.Don’t be checking out others while you’re on a date, sharing intimate “details” given to you in private or misrepresenting yourself as someone you’re not. Treat your date as you would like someone to treat your sister or future wife. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. Titus 2:3-5 Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good. She sees that her profits are good, and her lamp never goes out at night.
Nor will you find anything about courtship, but we do have biblical principles to help you when seeking a Christian relationship. Marriage is probably the greatest tool in the sanctification process of a believer’s life. Confess your sins to the Lord, don’t go back, You are to chase Christ together. be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled, holding to the faithful message as taught Has she surrendered her life to the Lord? Sometimes Christians get into relationships with Christians and it just doesn’t work out. What you must not do is become bitter and say, “everyone around me is in a relationship why am I not? Would you want your future mate to be treated in a demeaning manner, victimized physically or emotionally, or taken advantage of? It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth.