Boundaries in dating

“For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). A relationship patience and self-control, but they don’t quench love.

“Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2).

No almost-husbands, not kind-of-wives, no probably-one-day marriages.

Many couples get boundaries wrong because we’re asking the wrong questions.

What if you and your boyfriend (or girlfriend) started by asking a different question?

“He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”? Do you hear the manipulation and deception — making freedom look like slavery?

Why did God tell them not to eat from the one tree?But if we’re able to answer that we’re after more of Jesus in dating and in marriage, the boundaries that once looked so stale, boring, and old-fashioned suddenly become our best friends in the fight.They’re the courageous, faith-filled steps we take to find more of Jesus together.They’re the battles we win together against all of Satan’s worst attacks.We get so defensive about dating — always on guard something?What if, instead of fence-building, they were acts of war in love?

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