So you have prepared yourself to be ready for this phase of life. You have observed someone you are interested in for several months, and now you have initiated or HE has initiated , while showing respect for the authorities in her life…and all systems are go! What now? What are some important principles and guidelines to keep in mind while progressing from a friendship to marriage or discovering that God is leading you two to just be friends? This is why it is a very good idea to use the first few months of this bran new relationship as an opportunity to ask more intentional questions, finding more important facts about the person while keeping the emotions out of it as much as is possible. If the facts are skewed by our emotions, it will be way too easy to overlook red flags that may pop up…and you may find yourself in a very bad situation.
Honoring God While I Wait
Honoring god while dating • Divine K9
This blog post is a guest post by my dear blogging friend Alisha Blue from BecomeLess. I was once told that the closer you get to your 30s, the more dating becomes like a game of musical chairs. When the music of your 20s stops, you will scramble to grab the nearest chair and settle down. I laughed at the analogy in my early 20s, but now at 28, I see the reality of it. One by one as your friends get into relationships, get married, and even begin to buy homes and start families — the pressure to settle down begins. And like musical chairs, you may find yourself scrambling to just pick someone and settle down …. Even if there may be multiple relationship deal breakers.
How to Date and Honor God in the Process
Wanting to honor God in your dating relationships is such a beautiful desire! Back then, it was all arranged marriages, and there was no need to date. So in order to figure out how to honor God in dating, I think we need to look at biblical principles and apply them to our relationships.
Interested in a dating relationship while still honoring God in the process? Spend time with her, but treat her with purity like you would a sister. Bottom line: use all of your resources to encourage her to pursue God. You are not her husband; you have no stake or claim in her life. Treat her with purity.