Dating relationships for christians
Others find non-sexual affection appropriate in Christian dating.In general, sex before marriage in unacceptable to Christians. Social pressures increasingly lean toward sexual intercourse before marriage, provocative sexual behavior and the objectification of sexuality in general.
The Christian attitude toward dating may be best summarized by the bible verse 1 John , which states that, "..world---the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes...comes not from the Father but from the world." (NIV) The precedent for dating only Christians has its roots in both the ease of the relationship and biblical principle.
To say or believe that another person is “everything” or the most important thing in one’s life is idolatry, which is sin (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5).
Also, we are not to defile our bodies by having premarital sex (1 Corinthians 6:9, 13; 2 Timothy ).
Many Christian people want to be with other Christian people.
This generally makes the relationship easier, since the two people will get along better and understand each other's expectations.