10. Dating well can showcase your faith in Jesus.
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At it's best, Christian dating displays and promotes faith in Jesus and his good news, and it's in step with the gospel before the watching world. I want us to win disciples by dating radically, by confronting the world’s paradigms and pleasure seeking with sacrifice, selflessness, and intentionality.
Men and women in the world want many of the same things you want: affection, commitment, conversation, stability, and sex. And eventually they will see that the ground under your lives and relationship is firmer than the flimsy flings they’ve known. They’ll see something deeper, stronger, and more meaningful between you and your significant other. More and more, as the world is watering down dating, your relationship can be a provocative picture of your fidelity to Christ and a call to follow him.
This post is adapted from the book "Not Yet Married" by Marshall Segal. It first appeared on Crossway.org; used with permission.
Read the companion article "10 Things You Should Know about Being Single" and check out the infographic based on a survey of nearly 7,000 readers.
Marshall Segal (MDiv, Bethlehem College & Seminary) serves as the executive assistant to John Piper and is a popular contributor to desiringGod.org.
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