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Christian Dating Advice – When To Start Dating A Friend

Christian dating adviceAre you seeking Christian dating advice on when to take a friendship to the next level and start dating?  As a Christian single, it is healthy to build friendly relationships. (with both sexes)  Whether it is a small group bible study, or just getting together for a planned event, fellowship with other Christians important as you continue to grow and mature in relationship with Jesus.  However, when you meet somebody and there seems to be a deeper connection between the two of you, it can be difficult to know when (or if) you should take things to the next level by dating that person.  The following Christian dating tips will help you discern whether or not you should consider dating that certain somebody.

Christian Dating Tip – Expectation Of The Dating Relationship

Before you jump the gun and plunge into a serious dating relationship, talk to each other about the expectations that you have.  The main reason to date should be to eventually get married!  Therefore, make sure that you are both on the same page about why you are going to start dating.  If you have conflicting feelings or views, it might be best to remain just friends to avoid heartache and conflict down the road.

Christian Dating Tip – Do You Bring Each Other Closer to God?

New relationships can be exciting and overwhelming, but keep in mind that as a Christian single, you should be looking for a significant other who will strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ and bring you much closer to God!  The two of you should be partners who serve the Lord together and honor Him together with your lives.  In other words, God should be at the center of the relationship!  If you know that God won’t be at the center of your relationship, then it is probably best to remain just friends and continue to pray for God to lead you to the right person.  It is always better to do things God’s way that to try and do it our way…especially when it comes to dating relationships!

Christian Dating Tip – Seek The Lord In Prayer

We should take everything in life to our Heavenly Father!  If you both feel that you have a connection that goes deeper than being just friends, the first thing you should do is pray about it!  Seek God in prayer and ask him to reveal to you what you should do!  If you do start dating, pray together often, and ask God to guide you in your relationship.  As you seek Him together, you will grow closer to God and to each other!  As you seek the Lord together, and get closer to Him and each other on an emotional and spiritual level, it will become much clearer whether or not you are truly meant to be together!

Despite what situation you might currently be in, the MOST important thing you can do is to pray and TRUST in God and that his timing is best!!  Don’t rely on your timing and rush into things only because you want a relationship!  God knows whats best for you, and when you yield to the Holy Spirit and put His will before your own, God will provide everything you need and will NOT let you down!  You are His CHILD and He loves you more than you can even begin to comprehend!  He knows your need for a relationship, and wants you to put Him as number one in your life as you trust Him to provide in His perfect timing!

“But seek first HIS kingdom and HIS righteousness, and ALL THESE THINGS will be given to you as well.”

-Matthew 6:33

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