Christian discussion groups on dating 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.
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.
This is not a list where it’s all or nothing—that is, in order to be a disciple, all of these ideas need to be in place.
It’s important to remember that discipleship is a process and a journey.
I think it’s much better to frame the discussion within the larger context of discipleship.We must never ask or assume another person can provide what only God can.When we stop looking to a relationship to be the key that will unlock the potential of our lives, we open up space for healthy relationships to emerge into what they are meant to be. “Christians should only date Christians.” That opinion is repeated in countless books on Christian dating, and yet from my point of view it’s just not a helpful way of approaching things.Maybe it’s a boyfriend who is physically abusive, or a girlfriend who is controlling and emotionally manipulative.Regardless, I often see the rationalizing of major dysfunction.