If two believers are in a relationship, it would help for them to study the following 7 Bible quotes: When couples really love each other, they want the best for each other in all things.
True love isn’t a selfish act—rather it’s the unconditional love that flows from the Spirit of God into their relationship.
Here’s a rule of thumb: if its spiritual bonding you wouldn’t do with a friend, don’t do it with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
I love my friends, but I’m sure I won’t find myself cuddling with them at night and reading a couple’s devotional on the Song of Solomon (whoa… On the flip side, I doubt you would be upset visualizing your sweetheart having read the book of James with a classmate (guy or girl) in a public library or café for the purpose of studying God’s Word and not emotionally connecting.
If you look at my old Bible (my wife, Lisa, had it re-covered many years ago for one of my birthdays), you'll see the table of contents has dates written next to various Bible books.
Those dates signify when Lisa and I finished reading through that biblical book .
There is power in God’s Word – power to transform lives!
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.
Physical attraction is trumped by the pure love of God that couples can show one another.
True love is willing to wait and patiently allow the relationship to grow in God’s timing.
A couple must remember that after they say, “I do,” they must say, “I will.” Your personal sanctification is a vital and intimate aspect of your marriage.
You can only grow together as a couple as you grow spiritually as individuals.
Holiness is setting a greater standard than that of the flesh or the world.
It’s a choice to be set apart as a couple for God’s purposes.
It is good for dating couples to spend time reading the Bible together, but just as there are physical boundaries in dating, there necessarily are spiritual boundaries too.
Think about it: when you get married and you and your sweetheart settle in at night for a couple’s devotional time where you snuggle, exchange prayer needs, read the Bible together, and then pray together (and for each other), will you want to visualize him or her having done the same intimate spiritual bonding with previous boyfriends or girlfriends?