The prize for meeting your ideal mate who shares your Christian beliefs and values is exhilarating and exceptional, but the Christian dating experience can be a very challenging process.
Keep the Bible as your guide
As a Christian, it is necessary to keep in mind the wisdom of the Bible and not fall into real temptation. Belief in and respect for the Bible are the basis of a Christian’s life, beliefs, and morals,. Our values come from observing and paying close attention God’s written word. This can make it very challenging to meet a person who shares these values and beliefs. Using the Bible to guide one’s efforts and actions is part of a Christian’s life and can also help give strength in resisting temptations and desires. The Holy Spirit is a believer’s counselor, and the Holy Spirit will always prompt you in making good decisions and judgments regarding your relationships. Building your relationship built on God and devoted/righteous principals will last a lifetime and should be the primary goal of any dating experience.
Keep Christ as the center
Having Christ as the basis of your relationship is building the foundation on solid rock.
“Whoever therefore hears these words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock. And the rain came down, and the streams came, and the winds blew and fell upon that house, and it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)
We must remember that our relationships should be honoring to Christ and that He should be the center. If we fail to do so then temptation will find it’s way in and we may struggle to deal with it.
It is also essential to incorporate prayer into your dating experience. Always pray before you go out on your date and also when you get home from your appointment. Try to plan your dates in places that will give you both a lot of opportunities to talk and communicate with each other. The more you learn about an individual, the easier it will be for you to figure out for sure if this might be the right relationship for you with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The very first practical thing to remember in building a successful Christian dating relationship is your outward appearance. This may seem like common sense to some people, but in reality, most people forget about this, especially men. Your hair should be neatly and properly combed (unless you have a messy-on-purpose style), and your teeth should be neatly brushed. Always make sure you shower before you go on a date, and do not forget your deodorant. Try and dress neat and handsome and also ensure that your car is also neat and clean. Make sure that the passenger seat of your vehicle isn’t filled with fast food papers and wrappers from work. The cleanliness of your car points towards your own personal care and behavioral habits.
Another essential Christian dating recommendation is to try and take the relationship very slowly and become good friends first. It is an astonishing experience to get married to your spouse and best friends at the same time. Seek to date in groups with your families or friends. Not only are these sorts of dates very enjoyable, but these kinds of dates can also help you to abstain from the fleshly temptations of a dating relationship. Spend more of the time together hugging than kissing and always try to exercise self-control.
Presumably, the most important and essential Christian dating tip is always to try to show respect for one another. If you care about someone or an individual, you will always try to value and respect them. Christian dating can be a very rewarding experience where both of you are very comfortable and excited to be with each other. Always keep in mind to honor God and your possible mate during your relationship experiences.
While these tips alone won’t guarantee you will get a second date, they will for sure help you to enjoy your experience more and prevent you from falling into temptation and common pitfalls that can ruin the date and the experience.