Romance is not something to play around with. While it may make you feel good physically and mentally it can't be played around with. It's tough stuff, hard work. Married life isn't always a bed of roses, it's laundry, working long days, dealing with emotions, etc. "Dating" isn't much different. Keeping a principle romance will help keep you on track and focused on God. No one romantic relationship is the same, and the Holy Spirit will help guide us in the right direction.
"But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives," the Bible tells us, "he will produce theis kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, indness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23). When the Holy Spirit guides our journey toward marriage, our relationships will the exhibit the same qualities."
Keep your relationships "God-fearing".
I have never been in a romantic relationship before, but when I am, I hope and pray that it is centered around Jesus Christ. How can we keep a relationship focused on Christ? By praying together and for each other, searching the word of God together and discuss/encourage one-another in Christ, and treat each other in respect with all purity, amongst other activities. I think the key is seeking God's will for the relationship.
I'll be honest with you, I didn't really know what to write about for this chapter. Can you help me out? What are your thoughts??
Josh- COMING SOON!