What does the Word of GOD say about boyfriends and girlfriends? I can't find it anywhere!!! It only speaks of engagements and marriage.
This is one case where the Bible does not directly answer our questions, because the questions and situations we face are new. But, the principles still apply.
First, avoid temptations and the opportunity to fall into sin. If you have ever visited the Grand Canyon, think about seeing how close you can get to the edge without falling over. Unfortunately, once you get too close, it's too late: you are already falling. Better to ask, "How can I be faithful to what I believe? How can I treat this person I am dating with due respect and ask him (her) to respect me?"
Second, remember the goal of dating. It is not to find a friend, or a partner to enjoy. It is not to have a relationship just to be in relationship. The intention is to find someone worth marrying. If you decide this person is not the one, let him (her) know and move on. Do not stick with a loser just to have someone to be with.
Third, use the time of dating to begin to build a relationship worthy of marriage. Get to know the person as a person. Learn their likes and dislikes. Are they worthy of love? Again, do not short-circuit this process by going to bed. That focuses the relationship on, well, the pleasure you get from each other. It does not allow you the room to mature into a disciplined relationship together. If a successful marriage requires each of you to sacrifice yourself for the other, as Christ did for the Church (Eph 5:21-33), what are you saying if you cannot sacrifice your lust and immediate pleasure for a few months or years?
I hope this helps.
Well first of all if your wanting to know what God thinks find him,ask him in prayer,A belief in a higher power and prayer will answer all your questions.Seek joy,learn joy and love joy,ENJOY EACH DAY ONE DAY AT A TIME!!! And you will learn to love life instead of being a life hater,you can't enjoy life if you dont Love!!! Is there anything or anyone you love in your life?If there is,Hold onto that feeling and put that feeling into everything AND see what happens.AND STAY OFF DRUGS PLEASE!!!Take it from me a recovering addict, luv ya man!!!As far as dating,make sure your life is in good order first and Love your life.Then the date will come to you in the right god given time,Its worth the wait!!!
ima pastors daughter (1000% christian hah) and its not a sin.. well what if you liked this guy and you guys start to hang out w/ each othr more and more... then ull have an emotional feelin w/ each other ( and thats hard to resist because ull get love feeelings, trust feelings even sex feelings) and thats when the sin will come because if TEMPTATION.. it says in the bible "that the flesh is weak yet the spirit is willing..." as long as your A MILLION GOOGLE PLEX 36728999999999999 sure that you wont have any sexual relations (kissing on lips, sex...) then its ok and no sin:_
I doubt that you'll find the word of God will be of any assistance here because nearly all religious books were written many hundreds of years ago and the phenomenon of dating is a relatively new one (20th century). Anyway if your intention is to get married, you'd be content with following Scriptural advice in this regard, otherwise continue to pursue your relationships in a climate of respect and with the intention that you don't want to wittingly or unwittingly commit a sin regardless of your faith.
PS I'm a Muslim who has had many interfaith relationships.
if ur a Christian, then i think that dating is fine. as long as u keep it righteouss. i mean God doesnt want to keep us from meeting really great people, that could be the one that you marry (u never know) But when daing u have to remember to always keep God first (i mean he died for u), stay pure (to save yourself for the one that has been picked out especially for u), and share ur faith with the ones you love. -God Bless- & -happy dating-
Since you are talking about the Christian God there are lots of things that indirectly apply.
For example if you look at Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he says that if you lust after a woman that you have already committed adultry in your heart.
Certainly a lot of what goes on in many dates causes the daters to lust after each other.
i dont think there is any relgion that realy says you cant date(few exceptions) you have to date in order to marrie anyway(few exceptions) date to modern standers is essential; aslong as you keep marriage in mine you will be all right.
Kay, so I know I will get HATED by this.. BUT god is NOT real.. and "he" shouldn't be running your life for you.. you only have one life, so you should live it the way you want to.. not someone WANTS you to..
Hello Mr. Paul that's so rue. My dad teaches our congregation that you are to only date the one you are going to marry. This helps prevent broken heats and the delay of help meet that God has for you.
If you're Christian then God says that you should not have premarital sex. Besides that, there's no other sins you could commit by just having a good time with someone you like.
The bible was written by man who at the time lived where their were arranges marriges a lot. times have changed
it says do not have sex before your married and so not cheat!i would look hard!
You shouldn't have sex before you are married, but dating is fine.
Will You go to hell if you do before??
one of the main things is dont cheat