When Jesus is our first priority, our view of love, sex, and relationships is enhanced and enriched.
But when Jesus is relegated to being our second, third, or fourth priority, our entire view of love, sex, and relationships becomes distorted.
All of us go through a stage where we assume we’re a boyfriend or girlfriend away from having it all.
Christian dating boundaries list
To enter into any relationship with the expectation that it will be the key to a happy life is to place an idolatrous, unhealthy, and unrealistic expectation on it.
This expectation will only suffocate any potential for the relationship to grow in a healthy way.
You know it’s unhealthy, and chances are it’s negatively impacting every area of your life, including your relationship with God.
You should talk to a friend, parent, or pastor you trust who can help you transition out of your relationship. This piece of advice often comes from one of my high school students when we brainstorm relationship advice together as a group.
Many of us would rather put up with abuse and dysfunction in our relationships than be alone, so we go to great lengths to minimize or deny any abusive behaviour.
“Well, she’s not like that all the time.” “It isn’t really that bad.” “It’s no big deal.We believe that love, peace, and joy will flood into our lives and give us our “happily ever after.” Falling in love and being in love is awesome, but if we think a relationship is what will save us from loneliness, low self-esteem, and purposelessness, we’re just wrong.No matter how good, godly, and healthy a relationship may be, it cannot fully satisfy the deeper spiritual hungers within you.But should a Christian relationship be validated by something as trivial as church attendance?I think it’s much better to frame the discussion within the larger context of discipleship.Maybe it’s a boyfriend who is physically abusive, or a girlfriend who is controlling and emotionally manipulative.