Dating 101

Dating 101
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart.
Don’t try to figure out everything, on your own.”
Proverbs 3:5 (NLT)
Three Views On Dating
1. Dates, who cares about a mate?
2. Never date unless you plan to marry that person.
3. Date to discover your mate.
“Our goal is to stay within the boundaries of God’s plan for us.”
2 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
Three Questions To Discover My Mate
1. Do I have a plan?
A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
Proverbs 27:12 (NLT)
Avoid alcohol.
“Don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk
with wine, because that will ruin your life.
Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you.”
Ephesians 5:17-18 (NLT)
Avoid getting physical too soon.
“Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us.”
2 Corinthians 5:14 (NLT)
2. Is this a potential mate?
“Don’t become partners with those who reject God.
How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong…
How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?”
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (NLT)
3. Do I need to wait?
“I wish everyone could get along without marrying, just as I do.
But we are not all the same. God gives some the gift of marriage,
and to others he gives the gift of singleness.
Now I say to those who aren’t married…it’s better to stay unmarried,
just as I am. But if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead
and marry. It’s better to marry than to burn with lust.”
1 Corinthians 7:7-9 (NLT)
Three Truths From 1 Corinthians Chapter 7
- I do not necessarily have a soul mate.
- Being single can be preferable to being married.
- There is no perfect time to get married.
“So the person who marries does well,
and the person who doesn’t marry does even better.”
1 Corinthians 7:36-38 (NLT)
“You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’ – but not everything is helpful. You say,
‘I am allowed to do anything’ – but not everything is beneficial.”
1 Corinthians 10:23 (NLT)
“God will give you everything you need from day to day if you give him
first place in your life and live as He wants you to.”
Matthew 6:33 (NLT)