Realize that over 50% of girls and over 40% of guys never date in high school.The Bible gives us some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating.od wants the best for us in every area of our lives.
Henry Cloud and John Townsend have written a marvelous book called Boundaries in Marriage.
They define a boundary simply as “a property line” between one person and another.
You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be.
It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph.
That, I think, is a dynamic that so many couples dealing with a pornography addiction can understand. When fixing and helping don’t work, there is another way: boundaries.
The addict is addicted, and the spouse takes responsibility to “fix” and help. Fixing and helping is what happens when you’ve got a problem in the family. But boundaries are a total paradigm shift, and it takes time for us to be motivated enough—usually by extreme pain—to stop fixing and helping, and get some boundaries in place. If you are dating someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Christ, you are playing with fire. Don’t let the relationship progress to a physical point and then hope you can cut it off later. You need all the help you can get in today’s world. Do you depend on Him to meet your needs of love and security? If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship. If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable. Clear boundaries, such as when and in what context you want to become physically intimate in a romantic relationship, help ensure that you are respecting your body and that your partner will respect your values.It is also important to recognize time and energy boundaries.If we refuse to pray in dating, we refuse to receive the precious resources we need most in dating.