Biblical principles of dating
- Does the Bible support the idea of biblical dating?
- What should Christians do in dating relationships?
- Does biblical dating assume physical intimacy outside of marriage?
- Should I start dating a woman I know from church?
- Does the Bible say anything about modern dating?
- What is the first rule in dating in the Bible?
- Can I go on dating advice from Christians?
- What comes up when you type “dating” into your Bible search tool?
- How does biblical dating differ from modern dating?
- What does the Bible say about intimacy?
- What does the Bible say about sexual activity outside of marriage?
- What does the Bible say about dating and marriage?
Does the Bible support the idea of biblical dating?
The Scriptural support for the idea of biblical dating is largely by example and implication. We will look at a number of passages over the course of our discussions that support various aspects of biblical dating, but for the moment, let me just give you some references to study:
What should Christians do in dating relationships?
As Christians in dating relationships, we want to avoid hurting one another and dishonoring Christ by “defrauding” (see NASB translation of 1 Thessalonians 4:6) our brothers and sisters in Christ by implying — through word or action — a higher level of commitment to that person than we have made before God.
Does biblical dating assume physical intimacy outside of marriage?
Quite a few Boundless readers asked questions or made comments about my statement in “Biblical Dating: How It’s Different From Modern Dating” that “biblical dating assumes no physical intimacy” outside of marriage. Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy?
Should I start dating a woman I know from church?
If you know the woman from church, if you’ve seen her interact in a group, observed her with others, maybe worked with her as a part of some ministry, that input should be enough for you to think through the decision of whether initiation of a relationship is the right thing.
Does the Bible say anything about modern dating?
Much of the questioning comes from the modern forms of dating as compared to the contextual traditions of biblical times. Although some biblical testimonies of marriage are culturally different than today, the Bible is relevant in providing foundational pieces of truth for a Godly marriage.
What is the first rule in dating in the Bible?
The First Rule in Dating. The first rule in dating is the first rule in all of life: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). You will not truly love anyone else if you do not love God first and most.
Can I go on dating advice from Christians?
I could go on, and if you’re a part of almost any kind of Christian community, you probably can too. Even though we’re following Jesus, and reading the same Bible, and aiming for the covenant of marriage, our dating advice can be surprisingly wide and diverse. One Lord, one faith, one baptism — and a billion different dating tips.
What comes up when you type “dating” into your Bible search tool?
Type the word “dating” into your bible search tool and what comes up? Nothing. When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.