Many of us would rather put up with abuse and dysfunction in our relationships than be alone, so we go to great lengths to minimize or deny any abusive behaviour.
Knowing Jesus intimately is critical if we want to know what authentic, life-giving expressions of love, sex, and relationships look like.
If we’re not anchoring our heart’s deepest hopes and longings in Jesus, our romantic relationships will always end up disappointing and frustrating us.
But should a Christian relationship be validated by something as trivial as church attendance?
I think it’s much better to frame the discussion within the larger context of discipleship.
Those who have taken to heart even one or two of these principles have told me that it has had a dramatically positive effect on their life, and has helped immensely in the process of controlling their negative sexual habits and impulses.
It’s easy to give Jesus priority status when there’s no competition. Over the years, I’ve put together a list of what I consider to be the top relationship advice for dating Christians (or those interested in dating).The list has emerged through countless conversations and discussions, and offers some great ground-level wisdom on how the call of discipleship should steer our journey through romantic relationships.When we start dating, however, it’s common for many of us to slowly channel the energy that we’ve been investing in our relationship with Him into our newfound love.But Jesus isn’t our relational back-up plan, someone we put first until someone better comes along.That’s just the way our relationship is.” No relationship is perfect.