Bible study ideas for dating couples
Likewise we are to trust God as we face the risky and intimidating aspects of married life.For as Hebrews 67:6 assures us, we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, and therefore we have the strength and courage to throw off everything that hinders us and move forward in love, confidence and trust.If our actions don’t show love, words of love will only clang in our hearts.For one thing, loving well brings music to our words (see verse 1).There are so many variables in each relationship: the age of the couple, the spiritual maturity of the couple, whether or not both sets of parents are believers, how long the guy and girl have been a Christian, the ethnicity of the couple, and on and on.
In fact, depending on which statistics one believes, the divorce rate for professing Christians may actually be higher than for Americans as a whole.
The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
Indeed, the central issue we need to confront — and the reason I write and speak on this topic — is that when it comes to dating and relationships, perhaps more than in any other area of the everyday Christian life, the church is largely indistinguishable from the world.
You've done it, you're doing it, you'd like to do it, or you need to teach somebody else how to do it.
It is considered the natural precursor to marriage, and is generally considered something to be desired, whatever form it might take.