Building godly dating relationships
(NLT)Song of Solomon 4:9You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.(ESV)Romans 12:1–2Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.Our earthly relationships are important to the Lord.
While it is normal and natural to be attracted to someone of the opposite sex, we are called by God to keep those urges under control until we commit to someone in marriage.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does.
For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.
The Bible has very little to say about “dating” because people in ancient times didn’t really date.
Marriages were usually contracted by the fathers of the parties involved or representatives of the fathers.
Once upon a time, a mean old mountaineer fell sick and died.