Scripture on dating a non christian
In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.
Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.
The modern-day concept of “dating” looked far different 2,000 years ago.
If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.
It’s time to take the pressure off of trying to date “biblically,” and instead see the entirety of our interactions with others as an opportunity to connect with God, to become our best, and reflect Him to the people He brings into our lives. It’s easy to include God in our spiritual lives, but why not include Him in our relational world as well?We are encouraged again and again through God’s word to bring our needs, concerns, and desires to Him (Matthew 7:7).Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing, and wholeness.I don’t know about you, but I say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.