Purity in dating relationships

28 Jan

podcast and answered ten questions on singleness and dating.We get a lot of questions from young Christian men and women who are “not yet married.” Their season of life awakens many desires and hopes, uncertainties and insecurities, and tricky pastoral questions. I don’t know a single Christian dating couple that hasn’t struggled with sexual temptation, whether in thought or deed.

He is the author of a number of scholarly papers and is currently a Ph D candidate at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.

As Denise and I start pre-marital counseling and begin this new journey together, I’ve been thinking about our time in the awkward middle — you know, when you’re not married or single. I’ve intentionally made this post brief because I think that we can over-complicate dating. The most important thing you should focus on is your personal character. Some of the popular points are helpful, but they never seem to address the . And if you’ve been dating a girl longer than 18 months and you’re still not engaged, you may need to seriously question your motives.

SEE ALSO: 5 Lies Every Single Christian Believes If you get this wrong, it doesn’t matter what you get right. As a general rule, six months of dating someone is a good timeline to then get engaged.

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The result may just be a simpler, more God-honoring approach to dating than you thought possible.” Kevin De Young, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan “In a world of cyber relationships—fueled by Facebook, texts, and tweets—the issues surrounding sex, dating, and relationships have become increasingly complex and challenging for teens, their friends, and their parents.