The Bible gives us a picture that includes both spiritual and social functions to our relationships.
A myriad of verses we find the Scriptures speaking with clarity about the role relationships play in our lives.
Then come other confusing messages when preachers, for example, begrudgingly recall that singleness must be okay because Jesus and Paul were single.
But then Paul, given his concerns over coming persecution, encouraged Christians to remain single (and even suggested they were better off for doing so; see I Corinthians 7:8-9). So, where do all these cultural and church-based confusing messages leave the average person? What is needed is a clear, eternal perspective that moves you closer to God’s best for you.
If your expectations are unreasonable or unrealistic then you will not simply be disappointed, you will frustrate them.
What you expect from a partner goes a long way in determining how healthy your relationship with them will be.
"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.
Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?
Many students ask the question, “How far should I go on a date?
” Here are some principles that will help you decide what is appropriate behavior on a date. , All Rights Reserved - except as noted on attached “Usage and Copyright” page that grants Christian Answers.