Christian advice on dating for young women
Good counsel is available to you if you’ll ask for it.by Shelley Poston It can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship. But, the authority of Christ needs to take precedence over your physical drives. If the social, emotional, spiritual dimensions are missing or lacking, you are out of balance. Physical touch should be in the context of a meaningful relationship, not reduced to satisfaction of personal need. Both partners should take responsibility for setting limits. 7) Is there too much physical and too little other? Spend time with this person and glean all the wisdom you can.Again, it was Solomon who said, “He who walks with the wise grows wise” (Proverbs ).
Of all the counsel my husband and I received leading up to our wedding day, one thought has proven to be the most challenging and transformative, and it came from my father-in-law.Seek dating advice from a mature Christian you respect.Chances are there is someone—a pastor, mentor, teacher—whose perspectives and opinions you hold in high regard.The time to think through any potentially perilous situation is before it happens. If holding to your values is important to you, take time to identify them before you start dating. Many awkward and compromising situations can be avoided by simply being honest with your date about your standards.If you traveled to a large city, you would get clear directions to your exact destination so you don’t end up in an unsafe area. If your dating partner resists your efforts to be true to your beliefs, then do yourself a favor—gracefully bow out. When facing any challenge, it helps to know you are not alone.