Friendship dating courtship and marriage
She also contributes at Got Questions.org, Blogos.org, and When Catiana is not writing or hanging out with teens, she loves spending time with her two kids, five socially awkward cats, and her amazing friend-amily.Through it all, remember to keep God as the most important person in your life (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5), never a romantic interest.Cat is the web producer and editor of 412and loves to write novellas with local young writers at her workshops.The world is constantly sending a message of "try before you buy" when it comes to dating.The world says that dating as much as you want is totally fine.Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." That said, let's take a look at what the Bible says about romantic relationships.The Bible does not actually mention the terms "dating" and "courtship", but we can definitely find some principles about relationships that will help us understand what's up with this touchy subject.
You should never place anything or anyone over God because that is considered the sin of idolatry (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5)—even if you mean very well and love the person unconditionally.
Sadly, this is a very self-centered way of entering into a relationship.
This view is all about pleasing ourselves—not loving and serving another person.
God's view of romance is quite different from the world's view.
He wants us to first discover a person's innermost character, who they really are when no one is looking, before we decide to make a commitment of the heart.
Is the person committed to becoming more like Jesus (Philippians 2:5) or do they lead a selfish life?