We had an awesome conversation talking about “if a Christian can date a non-believer”.
Some said as long as their is love it doesn’t matter others said we need GOD in a relationship. Anyway that aside its important for a relationship or a MARRIAGE to have GOD as the Center of the relationship and we are going to look at it. As we know having GOD in a relationship is ultimate happiness as GOD is Love
1 John 4:8 says :
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
These are just some of the ways, we think can be of help in having a happy dating relationship or a marriage.
1. Pray together.
Pray about your relationship/marriage, pray about your children, pray about your finances, pray about any decisions you make together.
Pray before you make any decision that is if you wish to buy something pray on it before you buy it if its a house a car or a business decision.
Another thing if you are away from each other pray for each other no matter how far the person is pray for them. Every morning pray for your spouse.
Prayer is the key to unlock communications with God (Deuteronomy 5: 1-4)
2. Read the Bible/Do Devotions together.
Pick a devotional which you would both enjoy and take turns reading out loud to each other every day or even every night. Take time each day to talk to each other about what you learned in your personal devotions that day. Be accountable to each other. You will find that it’s easier to do when you know someone is going to be asking you about it and this is a great way to grow together in the Lord.
In a relationship if you cant meet send him/her some daily verses through text and if possible pray a simple pray on phone daily.
3. Put each other first.
What better way to put Christ first in your marriage/relationship then by following his example of being selfless? Sometimes it’s hard to put our spouses first because we want what we want.
But if we love them, then we will want to do the right thing, we will want to think of her/him before ourselves. If we make it a practice to put our spouses first before ourselves each day, I believe that we will have a better relationship because of it.
4. Go to church together And Serve In A Ministry.
Not just going to church together, but agreeing on a church together. Try as much as possible to have a day kept for the Lord that is the Sabbath. To help each other further share what you learnt in the Sermons in the Church.
If possible as much , try to find a ministry which you can serve together be it mission or serving in the Church.
5.Talk about God.
Make an effort to bring God into your conversations. Not only will it help in keeping God on your minds, you will also find out about each others beliefs.
Talking about a spiritual subject changes normal conversation into one of eternal significance. Discussing God also allows you to build up each others knowledge and confidence
6.Be careful with physical affection. (Dating)
Hugs are great. God created physical affection to be good. But be careful in how much physical permission you give one another.
A relationship can easily turn sinful if physical bonding occurs too quickly. Everyone is different. But if you feel guilty at all for actions, it may be good indication that you are going too far.
Avoid physical actions that might cause lustful thoughts (such as sitting on lap, laying on each other or sensual kissing). Save sex for marriage. Talk about your physical actions with each other, making sure you are both comfortable and feeling great. Understand what might be innocent to one or another might very well be dangerous to you.
If you can add anything feel free to drop it below.