10 Rules of Christian Dating

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And here's why that person isn't "the one."
And here's why that person isn't "the one." (Charisma archives)

Remember. If you are dating, you have not entered into the sacred bond of marriage. You have not made covenant vows to one another. So the person you are dating is not yours.

Practice purity. But understand purity begins with the mind and heart.

10. Don't Date If You Are Dependent on Someone for Things Only God Can Provide

If I could get on my knees and beg you to follow one of these principles, it would be this one. Dating and marriage are not for those who rely on another person for joy, peace and purpose.

Co-dependent dating leads to co-dependent marriages. And co-dependent marriages will eventually crumble because the weight placed on them is too heavy.

God must be at the center of your life before you consider dating. If not, purity will take a back seat. Dating toward marriage will take a back seat. In fact, every principle discussed in this article is null and void without God at the center.

Don't start dating without an assurance of God's love for you and a solid understanding of the gospel.

Devoted follower of Christ, Frank Powell is a college/young adult minister, husband to @tiffanipowell, dad to Noah and Micah, avid blogger/writer, sports fan. You can follow him on twitter here and read more blogs here!

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