Scripture for dating couples
Even though we’re following Jesus, and reading the same Bible, and aiming for the covenant of marriage, our dating advice can be surprisingly wide and diverse.One Lord, one faith, one baptism — and a billion different dating tips.He could focus on Philemon’s well-being and circumstances while maintaining his own perspective.Too often we allow our emotions to derail relationships because we are blinded by excessive self-importance.From a distance he observed two goats making their way toward each other on a path barely stitched to the side of a cliff.It was obvious that these nimble creatures could not pass one another. It allowed two opponents to survive a crisis so both could get on with more important things.
These people know you as a sinner, and sinners who are never being confronted or frustrated by inconvenient truths are sinners drifting further from God, not towards him.
What happens in our relationship whenever that topic comes up? • When we disagree, does one of us generally dominate the other? If we videotaped one of our arguments and showed it to a friend or a marriage counselor, what would they say?
I could go on, and if you’re a part of almost any kind of Christian community, you probably can too.
The advice we choose might be from a book by a doctor, or a random conversation with someone at church, or a blog post by a teenager, or just something we found on Pinterest.
For many of us, if we’re honest, it really doesn’t matter who’s offering the advice as long as it confirms what we thought or wanted in the first place.