Life-Changing Biblical Principles About Dating

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The Bible did not talk about dating.  There is a reason for that.  Dating is a very new practice  in this generation.  The idea of choosing a person to go out and spend  time with outside marriage commitment is still very new. In biblical times 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.

Don’t date to convert anyone

BE UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God (I Corinthians 14-16).

Some Christians have rationalize dating a non-believers because they think their effort might “lead” or make them serious in church. While this might be a good idea, the Bible reveals otherwise. It is never in our hands to call people into the church. This is God’s prerogative. It is Him who draws people to him. We are just to serve as lights to the world and lead a godly example.

I have known Christians who have “converted” their partner only to find out that they only converted for the sake of the relationship. After marriage, the converted person will go back to their old ways and even force their unbiblical beliefs to their spouse.

 Your primary focus should be on your relationship with God.  Dating can distract you because our bodies naturally long for physical and sexual intimacy. It is like playing with fire. Building intimacy without commitment is dangerous.  Don’t play with fire unnecessarily. Don’t start dating until your able to commit in marriage and then you will be able to joyfully and freely act out on your God given, but sin corrupted, sexual desires.

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