True love waits courting dating and hanging out
Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel.I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith!
Different people have unique terms for “dating,” but the most common one in the Christian world is “courtship” or “courting.” It is an intentional way of dating in a Biblical manner.It is proper to court with purpose, not date without intention.Rather than just speed dating or dating with no accountability, courtship is in the regard of those who desire marriage or a long-term commitment.Does he represent a godly man who is pursuing the Kingdom? ” Many people “claim” Christianity as if it is a nationality or something they were born into, but it is a lifestyle, and who you worship reflects what you believe. This doesn’t mean people don’t have ups and downs, but for the majority of the person’s recent time in their life, you want to evaluate and ask yourself, “Is this person a Christian, a follower of Jesus and a genuine worshipper of God? If you are a believer and want to be in an intentional relationship with a man of God, then you will want to be with someone who is on the same path spiritually (not holding you back, or just simply attending church).If he attends, great, but you don’t want to have to keep pulling him up.The Bible says that Satan is on the prowl like a lion, and that he is also like a sneaky slithering snake (1 Peter 5:8). I definitely encourage you to pray, to seek God’s Word and His counsel, and also remember the things of God will chase YOU down.
Remember, when you are deceived, you do not know until the wolf has taken off the mask and the true character is revealed.
Definitely heed to wise counsel (Proverbs ) because your family and friends care for you, but make sure the counsel aligns itself with the Bible, and if it is about superficial reasons or something opposing a good thing God has joined, then use caution.
You cannot please everyone, and you have to ultimately go with what God has for you and what makes you happy.
You should run him by your close family and friends to see what they think of the person you are interested in. It is good for a man to be one-on-one with your father and to be able to talk to him.
Keep the relationship open and healthy and be praying for your family and friends as well.
Equally Yoked (Spiritually Same Level)If the relationship is moving you away from God, then you may want to consider the relationship itself.