Biblical guidelines for dating
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.
when older must immediately deal with issues of sex and divorce ' - Col.
obey in everything, well pleasing – dating by disobeying parents not pleasing to God - applies to every aspect of life, including dating – who date, where go, what to do, how to act - know your parents rules about dating, obey them ' Parents: take charge - Eph.
Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection?
If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.
6:4 bring up in training and admonition of Lord – set and enforce rules – dating - illus.
Allan: I am in control until the day my daughter says “I do” - parent setting rules takes pressure off kids, by someone else setting guidelines - examples of rules: – can change by age - boy ask girl’s parents: - test: whether my daughter and the boy can respect me and my rules - puts me in control, allows me to set the guidelines, lets boy know he’s relationship is with me as well as my daughter - talk with both (on going conversation) to make sure they understand what I expect, what God expects - rules include: personal contact (including sex), kissing (making out), hugging, places go, chaperones - if not old enough to talk about these, not old enough to date - if I had a boy: - he would have to ask me if he could date a particular girl - 1st date would have to be at my house, so I could talk to them - dependant child living away from home: (college) - I wouldn’t change the rules, although logistically more difficult to work out, use phone more 1 ' Predetermine what you want in a boyfriend / girlfriend - Josh.
If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, then maybe you should discuss those issues with your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Happily, dating has replaced such old-fashioned practice.
Nevertheless, you can think of Abraham's servant's quest for Rebekah as a kind of dating model.
You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be.
It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph.