Setting physical boundaries in dating relationships

Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing and wholeness.I’d say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.

Become a Healthy Person The best way to have a healthy dating relationship is to become a healthy person.

God’s Word reminds us of the need for us to throw off the old baggage of sin, bad habits and hang-ups—and to become new each and every single day (Ephesians -24).

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Date a Healthy Person God’s Word reminds us of the importance of connecting with people who are in line with our spiritual life (2 Corinthians , 1 Corinthians ).

The truth about relationships is that the healthier both individuals are emotionally and spiritually, the healthier the relationship will be.

Not only is there nothing in the Bible specifically about dating, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.

Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.

Maintain Boundaries All over Scripture, we are reminded of the value of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage and the risks of intimacy outside of marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).

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