I’ve read many books about relationships and Christian dating. His views helped me establish my own standards regarding marriage.
I decided that I wanted nothing less than God’s best for me. It means if you have doubts about the relationship, if your significant other doesn’t treat you with the upmost respect, if you argue more than you get along, if you constantly find yourself defending him or her to your friends, then end it.
Christian couples who are not yet married need to seek the counsel of parents, grandparents, pastors, and other close people whom they trust, he said.
Driscoll then shared a piece of advice that he heard from another pastor about the boundaries not be crossed, and related: "If the swimsuit covers it, you can't touch it."2.
Consider the Harm and Risk Most people who are of this persuasion can readily share a number of reasons why they believe that living together before marriage is a good course to take.
I know that sounds harsh, but let me explain my theory on Christian dating. But I do believe that if you are seeking God’s will about who you date, He will lead you to someone that is a true fit for you.
I don’t mean that your future spouse will be perfect or that you will think alike or always agree on everything. But I do believe that if you seek God’s guidance, He will lead you to the person who is going to be the match for you.
We would not buy a car before we drove it and ‘checked it out’ – nor a television and even a piece of clothing.
So many singles come from painful past experiences and they want ‘to be sure’ that they do not experience this again.