God in your dating relationship updating a postal retirement
Ultimately, worldly dating today consists of “undefined and directionless romance” (romance for the sake of romance, without a godly purpose) that frequently ends in heartache (Harris, , p. In today’s Satan-orchestrated world, tremendous confusion surrounds the topic of dating.Sadly, that confusion frequently works its way into God’s Church, leaving many Christians with the same emotional scars that are inflicted on people in Satan’s world.Today’s young people are raised in a world that is morally lacking and sexually tolerant (.)—a perspective that can impact singles of all ages in the Church.Thanks to media, technology and music, no region of the world is safe from the declining morals that dramatically affect modern dating behavior. The concept that “it is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts ) is a foreign concept in Satan’s end-time world, and far too many are motivated by the selfish notion of “get.” Today, many individuals feel an emotional void and go looking for a relationship to fill it (get).
Do God’s people ever inadvertently adopt and practice ways of dating that are contrary to godly principles?
In Satan’s modern world, sexual attraction and loneliness are two common motivators behind dating—not that attraction is wrong. Dating is seldom about building a friendship, or serving another person.
Often, the end-goal in dating today is not to “give” to another person or even find a mate, but instead to fill one’s personal needs of loneliness and greed.
In Joshua Harris’ bestseller, (2003), he deftly describes many of the following mistakes made by dating couples today.
When we date to “get” and fill personal needs first, we are motivated by selfish and worldly reasons.