Christian dating being alone together
I started writing the answer to this post and before I could type a word, realized I had no idea what the answer was.So I polled women I knew and respected of various marital statuses.Straying away from that call (which could mean taking control, impatiently initiating yourself, etc.) can mislead, confuse or awaken love too soon.Single, divorcee/34 years old (But that doesn’t define me!He is the ultimate joy-giver, and his principles point us in the direction of complete joy and how to participate in a sexual relationship with someone that is exciting and fulfilling.One of the clearest principles on this issue of physical relationships is Ephesians 5:3 -"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people." Sexual immorality is not just sexual intercourse outside of marriage.
This is not to say that “being ourselves” means not being open to change and growth, but it just means that we don’t try to be someone we aren’t.
While the bible doesn’t teach a lot about “dating” as we know (and love) it, I do believe that dating should be a preview of that picture of marriage.
While we aren’t called to submit to the man we are dating as we are to our husbands, nor are we to engage in all the activites marriage allows, we still mimic those roles of Christ and the church to a certain degree.
And then, always hope…hope in God and rest in His grace.
In a relationship/25 years old: I think I now have a much more refined and actually fairly simple view of the role of Christian women in dating, and it’s this: The role of a Christian woman in dating is, at it’s core, the same as that of a man: be prayerful, honest, open, and ultimately, be genuinely yourself.