If our heart is not there — if our soul is not already safe through faith, if our mind is distracted and focused on other, lesser things, if our best strength is being spent on the things of this world — jobs, sports, shopping, entertainment, relationships, and on God — we simply will not date well. Listen to Jesus, and “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Seek him first (Matthew ), and dating will be added according to his perfect plan and timing. It’s not the first rule, but I have found that it is a “golden rule” that most often makes the difference between healthy and unhealthy Christian dating relationships.But after embracing and applying the first and greatest commandment, I have found that the . If you’re not a Christian — if you haven’t dealt with God before trying to date — you don’t have a chance of having a truly healthy Christian relationship with someone else.
In particular, the references in Genesis 10 and Numbers 34 define the "Land of Canaan" as extending from Lebanon southward to the "Brook of Egypt" and eastward to the Jordan River Valley.
If you have genuine feelings for a person, if you love them, and if you are truly close to them, then what you're doing is OK." Like Tim, many high school students —including a lot of Christians—are committed to sexual abstinence.
In fact, recent research shows that fewer high school students are having sex today than were having sex a decade ago.
For more information on this topic, check out "What's Wrong with Sex Before Marriage?
" "5 Big Lies About Sex," "10 Ways to Practice Purity," "I Wish I Had Waited," and "Can You Become a Virgin Again? Well, we wanted to know what Christian students are saying about abstinence and sexual purity.