Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14
“THE MATH OF MARRIAGE IS 1+1=1”
Ninety percent of all single adults will marry at least one time during their lives. But a quick look at the divorce statistics show us the reality that most people aren’t dating the right way.
Why is there such a crisis in the dating world? Why the gap between the chances of marriage happening and the chances of a marriage lasting?
Think of it this way. Imagine trying to change the oil in a Ferrari by reading the owner’s manual of a Ford F-250. It wouldn’t work. The same concept is true when it comes to relationships.
When Christ told us to only date and marry other Christians, he wasn’t trying to rain on our relational parade. He knew we would all face tough times in life and love. And he knew that the only way we could make it successfully through those times is for both sides to rely solely on him.
When it comes to your relationships, avoid the wreckage. Unite your heart with those who have united themselves to Christ. Look to get involved in the local church and revolve your social schedule around it. Turn to the only Guide who can direct you down the right path—God. And pray for God’s guidance so you can make the right decision when choosing those you date.
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING
- As you think about the most recent people you have dated, how many of them believed the same about Jesus as you do?
- List the character traits you are looking for in a potential mate. Which ones have you been tempted to compromise and why do you think that was?
- Take time to write down a more comprehensive description of what you are looking for in someone you want to marry. Knowing what you desire will help you know what to look for.
Read the section “Before You Do” on page 78 of Sexperiment book.
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