Christian Teenagers - Christ-Centered Relationships
Those who get into relationships with the aim of marrying one day need to follow God-given guidelines so that their union is a blessing before. Cameron Cole argues that teaching youth about our union with Christ will give them a more accurate understanding of their salvation. God wants the best for us in every area of our lives. This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends. We should date for fun, friendship, personality.
This includes relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends. We should date for fun, friendship, personality, development, and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security. Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate.
The Bible has some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating. The Bible tells us to be very careful about giving our affections because our heart influences everything else in our life. We also tend to become like the company we keep. This principle is closely related to the first one and is just as important in friendships as in dating. Bad company corrupts good character. Although it is fine for Christians to have non-Christians friends, those who are especially close to our heart should be mature believers who are seeking to follow Christ with their lives.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? They cover their eyes, sing to themselves, try to play a game, or even fall asleep. When the scientist returns, he gives these children their hard-earned two marshmallows. But that is not the end of the story.
By the time these children reached high school, the researcher found that those, who as four-year olds held out for the second marshmallow, grew up to be better adjusted, more popular, more confident and dependable teenagers than those who gave in to temptation early on.
We are composed of three parts—body, soul, and spirit.
Our soul is our self—composed of mind, emotions, and will. Our spirit is our innermost being by which we can know God and receive His life. They develop a deep friendship based on their common love for the Lord Jesus. As they grow closer to God, they draw closer to each other.
What does the Bible say about dating? Are Christian teens allowed to date?
In the courtship period, as they grow closer to God, they again grow closer to each other. Finally, in marriage, they enjoy oneness of spirit, oneness of soul, and oneness of body. They become one in Christ. The result is the deepest, happiest, most fulfilling relationship that can be known by two people in this life.
I will save sex for marriage. I will not be involved in the sin of fornication, even if it means losing dates. I want to wait until then. I will learn to say "No! Young people who are involved in sinful pleasures take delight in dragging others down to their level. If you make excuses, they will keep after you.
I will learn to be content as a single person. The fact is, if I am not happy and content as a single person, I will not be happy and content as a married person. I will guard my heart.
- Lesson 7: Dating—the Benefits and Dangers
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I have given my heart to the Person who loves me so much that He died on a bloody cross for me so I could live in Heaven with Him. I will wait for the one of His choice. I will date only Christians. God has told me in no uncertain terms that it is never His will for me as a believer to marry an unbeliever. If I do not date an unbeliever, I will not marry one. I will seriously consider courtship. Until I am ready for marriage, I will not be involved in a lot of pointless romantic relationships that create problems.
I will turn away from flirting and playing the dating game. I will turn to courtship, which promotes self-control, moral purity, and responsibility. I will turn from living for myself and begin showing real love for my brother or sister in Christ. I will put my future in God's hands. Why should I not trust Him? Has He not done everything to win and keep my love, my trust, and my confidence? I want God's will for my life. Why do young people risk their lives and future happiness on drugs, alcohol, and sex?
Because they are bored. Why are they bored? Because they are all wrapped up in themselves. SELF is the center of their lives. God never created us to be bored. He gave His only Son that we might have an exciting, abundant life.
God has a purpose for my life.
If it is His will, He will bring into my life the right person at the right time to fulfill His purpose in both of our lives. I will trust God to do this in His time. Guys, do not do anything with a girl that you would not want some guy to do with your future wife.
John and Mark were roommates in college. John began to date Maryanne. Each night when he would come home from a date, Mark would quiz him as boys often do about the date. I mean, what did you get? I respect Maryanne too much to try anything. A few months later, guess who started dating Maryanne? They fell in love and eventually got married.
John was the best man at the wedding. Afterward, John called Mark inside and whispered in his ear: Real Christians How does one identify another as a "real" Christian? Spending time with another person in several different circumstances and places can help.
Questions about Relationships
Careful observation of potential dating partners should bring out the important characteristics that define a true Christian. Look for meaningful signs that a person has a genuine faith and a willingness to obey God's Word in their life. Other signs of genuine faith show up as the ability to spiritually discern the difference between walking by faith and walking in the world.
Godly attitudes toward others, work, lifestyle, church, finances and family indicate an abundant life that desires a right relationship with God. Real Christians walk the walk and don't just talk the talk. Worldly Relationships Understanding what God wants from a relationship leads to better understanding of what to look for in a potential dating partner.
Simply put, the world places a different set of values on relationships between men and women. The world sees physical attraction and sexual pleasure as highly important. However, God's Word specifically excludes any sexual activity from those who remain unmarried. God reserves that physical intimacy for the marriage bed only.
Christians believe marriage ordained by God remains authoritative and therefore abide by the mandate to remain sexually pure until marriage.