This plan will include such things as spending time around family and close friends to enable each other to see how the other person builds and sustains all relationships. I do not suggest that the couple spend all their time together at this stage.It is a temptation to do so, but I suggest that it is actually unhealthy for the Christian dating relationship. But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed. If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating. The Bible describes and gives directions concerning friendship.March 11, 2007 at pm (Christian Dating, Courtship, Engagement, Love, Marriage, Patience) There is a progression that should take place in building a Christian dating relationship.The following is offered as a short Christian dating guide for Christian singles to consider as they build a Christian dating relationship.”) and the uncertainty (“Will we ever get together again or was that just a ‘one and done’ event? A few of the ways to honor someone in a relationship, according to what God says, are being more other-centered than self-centered, and holding back on total physical intimacy (sex) until after the commitment of marriage.
The progress of the Christian dating relationship should be shared so that their objectivity and accountability can be a valuable resource to the couple. Once a couple is satisfied that there is something to take to the next level, the couple should develop a plan in how they can best get to know each other in “real settings” not just in Christian dating situations.Rather than making the innocent expressions a mere prelude to the "heavier stuff," make the most of them. Express tenderness by simply putting your arms around each other.Make sure a kiss communicates true feeling and isn't just the first step to further physical involvement. Every marathon runner knows that you don't use up your energy at the beginning of the race; you need most of it at the end.(Note: As soon as I say Christian dating guide, every single Christian reading this will think they are an exception and the timing noted does not apply to them. One of the strangest phenomenons that I have observed is that singles dating behavior is more common than most of us think.I encourage you to not look for the “exception” but where you can build the type of Christian dating relationship that will serve you and your partner well for years to come.) 1.