Monday, July 15, 2013

What's the Big Deal about Dating?

Here are some of the bible passages we have used with our sons to discuss "to date or not to date".

(From Focus on the Family)

1 Corinthians 6:9 - 7:19  Command to be pure, seriousness of sexual sin, and instructions regarding marriage.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8  Do not wrong or defraud one another in relationships - by implying a relationship or commitment by your words or conduct that does not actually exist.

Song of Solomon 2:7  "Do not awaken love before it pleases"  i.e. Before the proper time, meaning marriage.

Proverbs 6:20 - 7:27  Warning to avoid sexual sin and foolish relationships.

James 1:13-15  Temptation is to be taken very seriously.

Romans 13:8-14  Love others, work for their soul's good; don't look to please self.

Romans 14:1 - 15:7  Favor others, not self, value what's good to their souls.

1 Timothy 5:1-2  Treat single girls as sisters in Christ with absolute purity.

Titus 2:1-8  Young men and women should focus on self control and godliness.

John 14:15  If you love Christ you will obey His commands (above your own desires) and live biblically.

The goal -  to be emotionally and physically intimate with only one member of the opposite sex, your spouse.

Read HERE.  (Focus on the Family)

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