A Summary on How To Date While Displaying Jesus

I have been dealing with romance these days, and yet I found a lot of problems concerning of that matter. I remembered that I had read this article by Marshall Segal in some time ago and decided to re-read it.

It actually brings me to the full understanding about the Christian dating, and I want to share the summary of those lessons with you. May the Lord bless you through this post. 😀

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1. It really is as simple as they say
The search for a spouse isn’t a pursuit of perfection, but a mutually flawed pursuit of Jesus; a faith-filled attempt to become like Him and make Him known together.

2. Know what makes a marriage worth having
You get God in your lifelong commitment to one another – you, your spouse, and those around you see more of God and His love for us in Jeesus.

3. Look for clarity more than intimacy
» Christ-centered clarity
» Have a lasting, durable commitment and be honest to each other.

4. Find a fiance on the front lines
» Look for love in the right places; make your mission God’s global cause and the advance of the gospel where you are, and look for someone pursuing the same.
» Put yourself in a community of people committed to make Him known.

5. Don’t let your mind marry him or her before the rest of you can
» Don’t make him or her an idol; rather, guard your heart and imaginations from anything too visionary and imaginary before the marriage really happens and from running out ahead of your current commitment.

6. Boundaries make for the best of friends
As we establish some mutual boundaries, small and large, and commit to keeping them together, we develop depths and patterns of trust that will serve our intimacy, covenant-keeping, and decision-making should God lead us to marry each other.

7. Consistently include your community
Invite other people to look into your relationship and spend time together with they who are willing to point out the good, the bad, and the ugly.

8. Let all your dating be missionary dating
Date to display and promote faith in Jesus and His good news, a dating that is in step with the gospel before the watching world.

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