However, dating and marrying unbelievers often creates long-term strain because of the vast differences in values and wordviews.
Another main reason to date and marry other believers is to continue the Christian faith.
Sex can be really beautiful or really dangerous because it brings the body and soul into a kind of wholeness not otherwise known.
It is a good gift of God which should point us back to Him. Throughout this series, we’ll be going back to Genesis.
Either we lacked common friends who could serve as a character reference, or our connection was too haphazard or casual to grant me what I really wanted.
You see, for much of adulthood, I formed aspirational crushes.
Therefore, we must pursue Him within all of our relationships, especially our romantic ones.
It takes effort and practice to continually share our inner thoughts and feelings with another person and praying together is one of the best ways to do this.
As we hear our partner pray, we are listening to the longings of their soul being poured out to Christ.
Reading books together on those topics can encourage discussion on the issues, and if there are differences of opinion, it's best to find those out and work upon agreement before making the marriage vows.
After marriage, it's wonderful to experience continued growth and discovery together when reading the same Bible passages and discussing them as well.