LEARNING TO DATE THE RIGHT WAY

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If you do a search for “dating” in your Bible search tool, you know what comes up? Nothing. 

Not only is there nothing in the Bible specifically about dating, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical days. And although the Bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak heavily about relationships.

When it comes to dating, I think we complicate things, when in fact, what we need to be doing is turning to God. We need to stop searching for hard-core, fast rules on our own merit. 

God may not always provide us with a direct plan, but He always gets us where we need to be. His will determines the people you meet, and the people you come in contact with. And if you know anything God, you know nothing He does, is by chance or coincidence.

So what does that mean exactly? Well, it's simple. Be a healthy person and date a healthy person. 

  • The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to be a healthy person and have a healthy soul. Every single day, we should wake up with meaning, purpose and fire in our soul. We should wake up and feel new again because a healthy soul is a happy one. The beginning of a good relationship starts with your inner-you.

  • Truth is, a relationship where both individuals are emotionally and spiritually connected, is a relationship that will have a lasting effect. You have the instinctual power to pick and choose the right people, so date a healthy person! Date someone who is on the same spiritual path as you, and you will find that the love of God is the center of that foundation.

It’s easy to include God in our spiritual lives, but why not include Him in our relationships too. After all, He encourages us again and again to bring our needs, concerns and desires to Him. —Matthew 7:7 He cares about the things that concern us, and He’s longing to connect with us in a way that is meaningful.

Seek Him for wisdom and guidance. —Psalm 34:10 ...and enjoy life.

Now is the time to live abundantly, and for those who have been stuck in a rut, get out and date again, God doesn't want us to be alone! God wants us to be happy. He gives favor to our lives and truly... there is nothing more “biblical" than that.