3. Only Pursue Relationships that Lead You Closer to God
Genesis 2:18 says, “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
God never wants us to walk our spiritual journeys alone. Even God Himself exists in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are equal but have different roles. The most important role is to be in community together. Just as marriage was good because man shouldn’t be alone, it is also good because Adam and Eve needed each other.
In the same way, men and women need each other. Each person plays a different role in the relationship, utilizing their strengths and compensating for each other’s weaknesses to complement each other in the best way possible.
Even if the person you date turns out not to be the one for them, the benefit of community to sharpen each other and spur one another on in the faith outweighs the drawbacks of trying to navigate the Christian life alone.
But, we must remember that this is the purpose of dating. Dating isn't just for fun or to pass the time. Dating is to spur one another on and lead eachother to God.
Ephesians 6:13 says, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
The days are evil. Satan is prowling around, waiting to destroy any Christians who are on fire for God. When a Christian is isolated, it is easier for the devil to trick him/her into worshipping him rather than God. But when there is more than one Christian together? This makes the couple stronger and allows them to multiply the amount of impact they make for the Kingdom.
When Christians date with the intention of finding a partner rather than just someone to hang out with, their partnership honors God and serves the Kingdom in mighty ways.
If Christians think about this before they begin the dating process, the better off they will be and less likely to experience heartbreak if/when a relationship ends, and the less likely the couple is to fall into a selfish relationship that isn't focused on God.
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