Many students ask the question, “How far should I go on a date?” Here are some principles that will help you decide what is appropriate behavior on a date. , All Rights Reserved—except as noted on attached “Usage and Copyright” page that grants Christian Answers.In Philippians 4:6-7, Paul says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Paul tells us that prayer is the pathway to guarding our hearts and minds with the peace of God.
The verse they generally appeal to is Proverbs , which says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” However, these generalized calls to guard your heart in the midst of dating fall short in three ways: How do you guard your heart?I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me.” —Song of Solomon 3:4Strength In Love Love also encapsulates the storms of life; it can’t escape them, and so both of your love will stand strong, or will be hurt. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.Forgiveness and showing love can be hard at times, and even may seem impossible, but do it. If God brought you two together, fight for one another, believe in one another.“There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.” —Proverbs -19Sacrificial Love Love is sacrificial. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Third cousins usually share a set of great-great-grandparents and one-eighth of the genetic pool.However, your child will only have one-half of your genetic pool and would only share one-sixteenth of the genetic pool with your third cousin. Many people who grow up in the same area probably have this much connection with their spouses and do not even know it.