Christian men on dating
But, the authority of Christ needs to take precedence over your physical drives. If the social, emotional, spiritual dimensions are missing or lacking, you are out of balance. Physical touch should be in the context of a meaningful relationship, not reduced to satisfaction of personal need. Both partners should take responsibility for setting limits. 7) Is there too much physical and too little other? Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection? If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.You need to be a bit cautious about who you date, and what values the person holds on to.If values agree at both ends, your chances are tremendously increased.Stay within the kinds of conversations that help you decipher the kind of person you are dating and if you are willing to commit long term to such a person.No one wants to leave a trail of broken hearted ladies behind Him, much less as a Christian Man. If genuine emphasis is paid to knowing who the other person is early on in the dating period then this can help avoid sad dating stories.
If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship. If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable. It’s a tricky path and compromising those values is rather easy and much more so if you are too worried about relevance among your peers or trying too hard to escape the harsh societal stereotype of the Christian man.Maintaining these values are really a matter of choice and the strength of your convictions.One of the most potent killers of relationships is when the two parties are pulling against each other; headed in different directions.
If you are a Christian man hoping to remain pure and focused through the dating phase, its already difficult enough trying, you don’t want to complicate it by dating someone who wants different things than you.
While we have internal regulation as Christians in the form of our Spirit inspired convictions and knowledge of the bible, it is still not enough.