Christian dating spiritual maturity
The original purpose of sex, as seen from the Garden of Eden, was for recreation, or companionship.This is the primary purpose of sex, it's why God created sex. Of course, procreation is another purpose of sex, by which we are given children to rear.Even mental adultery, or impure sexual thoughts, are forbidden (Matthew -28).Adultery is the only grounds for divorce (Matthew ), and marriage is otherwise to bind the two partners until death.However when we love someone, our love doesn't lessen with absence.When we're away from that person, even for an extended period of time, we still love them, miss them, and long to be with them. Even when a person dies, our love for them remains, and it pains us that we can't enjoy that person's company.When we're dating, marriage should indeed be at the forefront of our minds.We should approach the process of dating with the same careful judgment that we use in finding a marriage partner, using our mind, will, and emotions.
For each one of us, God has designed a single person who will suit us best, and with whom we can bring the most glory to God.God began marriage in Genesis , to give Adam companionship, and to keep him from being lonely.The woman is to be a help to her husband, and the incomplete and lonely man is made complete through marriage.Too often, they go ahead and get married based upon a temporary emotional high, when their relationship has not proven itself with the test of time.
It takes more than just common interests to insure a good marriage relationship.When we discover that we're in a relationship with someone who isn't our one right partner, we should immediately end that relationship. The two partners in a marriage must love each other in the sense of maintaining a godly mental attitude toward each other which is free of any bitterness or ill will.