How should a christian approach dating

Part of discerning the will of God is judging whether or not the other person meets the biblical criteria and qualifications of being a good mate, being able to raise children, and being a family leader. Based on 1 Thessalonians we should be attracted to another person in three areas: physically, emotionally, and intellectually & spiritually (this includes personality).

The following are guidelines that best fit young people but many of the principles still apply to older and more mature single adults looking for a mate.

This is because of unhealthy soul ties that have been developed, increasing the chances one’s marriage will end in adultery and divorce which drags down children and creates generational curses due to family fragmentation.

It is amazing that most churches and youth groups do not speak about this in their discipleship processes!

• Youth should be taught to have greater criteria beyond physically attraction.

They should be taught what to look for in a lifelong partner: someone who has God-given aspirations with their career, an education, the right concepts of family and God, the ability to handle money well, connected to a local church, etc.

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