Tuesday, December 19, 2006

7 habits of Dating

I don't remember where I found this, but it is good. Of course, #2 and #3 aren't absolutes, but just good advice.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Dating
1. God must be the Center of the relationship
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. - Matthew 6:33

2. Dating someone with a belief in Christ
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness. - II Corinthians 6:14

3. Be Friends first
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. - Romans 12:10

4. Do not isolate yourselves from friends or family.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. - Galatians 5:13

5. Don’t forget to think about the FUTURE
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. - Proverbs 19:20

6. Don’t date someone who takes advantage of you or uses you
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. - I Corinthians 7:23

7. Don’t mistake a physical relationship for love
For this is the will, your sanctification: that you should abstain form sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor; not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God. - I Thessalonians 4:3-5