Hearing him pray reminds me that he’s a work in progress, just as I am.
It reminds me that my role in his life is to come alongside him, encourage him and support him.
A guy must ask a girl’s dad first, then the guy must ask the girl, then the girl must say yes, then the couple can start seeing each other IN GROUPS (! If things go well for the first eight months or so, the couple may or may not be allowed to spend semi-unsupervised time together and possibly even (GASP! Once the young man has firmly established himself financially and is sufficiently godly, he can ask the girl to marry him. Both families, as well as lots of church members, must be involved in the entire process, from start to finish. There are so many variables in each relationship: the age of the couple, the spiritual maturity of the couple, whether or not both sets of parents are believers, how long the guy and girl have been a Christian, the ethnicity of the couple, and on and on.
To take some variation of the practices above and arbitrarily slap them onto a relationship can actually end up harming the relationship.
By choosing holiness instead of fulfilling the desires of the flesh, couples are raising the bar and allowing God to bless them in ways they never could’ve imagined.
Holiness gives a relationship a chance to grow in spiritual depth and encourages a stronger faith walk as a couple.
We suggest that you try to do one lesson each week; this will keep your interest in them active.I want to suggest that we can make this whole dating thing a lot simpler and less confusing by simply holding fast to the clear, relatively few principles spelled out in Scripture. Christians Pursue Jesus Above All This is the overriding principle which must govern every relationship.Loving Jesus first and foremost means seeking him above all else and obeying his commands above all else. Once this is set firmly in place for both individuals in the relationship, many of the other details will fall into place.He was reacting against the casual, recreational, aimless dating that had come to dominate the American landscape. But, as we are so prone to do, we took good principles and distorted them and distilled them into a series of unhelpful/legalistic practices.He was trying to help young men and women stop hurting each other through the endless hooking up, breaking up, hooking up, breaking up, etc. Dating/courting has turned into an elaborate set of unwritten rules which must be followed to the letter, no matter what the circumstances. But the reality is, you can’t slap these practices on top of every relationship and expect the relationship to go well.On completion of the full course you will receive a beautifully presented certificate.Should you have difficulty opening these files or sending the email please let us know by return email.We suggest that you print these lessons and put them in a binder for future studies. A TRUE STORY BY SOMEONE WHO WAS SEEKING LOVE During high school, I dated a lot of guys and I was hurt a lot.I was a very vulnerable girl because I wanted someone to love me. The problem was finding the right person to love and have them appreciate and enjoy my love.And here’s the kicker: believe it or not, the Bible doesn’t actually say a whole lot about dating/courting relationships.When we place our above Biblical principles, it’s a recipe for disaster.