Questions christians should ask before dating
Should a couple be financially stable before getting married?
You have broken me–now let me rejoice.* Story about five loaves and fishes. Jesus took them, said a blessing and broke them before He gave them out.
Figure out what your boundaries are now and own them. Do you know how to accomplish these things or where to find an answer? Are you in dialogue with Him and doing life with Him on a daily basis? This question might be easy to answer , but think back to times people have confronted you about how you affect them, a room, or a group of people. Even though it’s difficult, being a “teachable” person can cause your personal character to grow and your relationships to grow immensely. Can people depend on you to do what you say you are going to do? Do you know how to value other people, even when they are different from you?
Don’t wait to hear what your girlfriend/boyfriend’s boundaries are and then decide what yours will be. Do I have a vision for my life and a plan to get there? If there are certain things that are important to you (where you want to live, the job you want to have, how many children you want, etc) then it will make dating easier because you know the kind of life partner you need to partner with. We need people to “do life with.” It’s through relationships that we are held accountable, challenged, experience love, and subsequently grow. Showing other people kindness, value, and love is the mark of a person who looks outside of themselves, or their status, to see other people’s hearts. Do I know how to forgive people and ask forgiveness? ” No one likes to be hurt, and it can be even harder to ask for forgiveness when you’re the one who did the hurting.
Since I disagreed with so many of her conclusions, I thought I would pose several of the books’ questions and many of my own.
It was a good exercise for me to ponder some of these questions.What is the difference between dating and courting?