“….she is free to marry, only in the Lord!” I corinth. 7:39 (part)
We (believers) use the Bible as instruction book for many things. How to sing…look in the book. How to worship…look in the book. Tithing…look in the book. How one should dress…look in the book. What we “believe”…look in the book……
So…what about dating? What does “the book” say about “dating”?
How about the “golden rule”? Do unto others…is it ok to “test drive” another human being, either physically or emotionally? Of course not! Do we put our “best foot forward” and hide our flaws and emotional baggage? Most singles say they want to meet someone who is genuine yet judge by appearance (enhanced by makeup, nice clothes (not just ladies- I know most women will swoon for a man in a tux) and anonimity.
How about being involved in the local church singles ministry, community service projects and worsip? Go slow…observe…see what the real person is all about!
Lately, I have listened to several heartbroken singles…
“I thought he was so nice…until I found him on YouTube stealing his opponents campaign signs (he was running for local office). What a sleeze!
“I can’t believe my babydaddy has split and is no longer interested in me, now that I’m pregnant!”
“She seemed so nice. I wish I had known she wouldn’t take our children to church!”
You see, each of these “believers” dated worldly people and compromised their principles. they took the test drive and had an “accident” on the highway of life!
God’s way says…marry a Christian! Hang out (in groups) with Christians! Let your Christian family and friends input into your dating choices (Honor your father and mother…)
And remember, what you see is seldom what you get! Makeup! Pushup! Dress up! are all deceptive ways to entice.
How about a good Heart (check) up before you are smitten? Goodness is hard to find but worth waiting for.