Christian Dating Advice for Modern Men and Women
If you’re currently in the dating game, then you have probably already read countless online articles about the dos and don’ts of Christian dating. Christian dating advice can fall anywhere on the spectrum between unhelpful and downright superstitious – a fact that leaves many readers confused and cynical. The point is, sound Christian dating advice isn’t all that different from regular dating advice because the basic principles of mutual respect and consideration remain the same.
If you are looking for some tips on how to keep a clear head while dating, you have come to the right place. Below we have compiled a list of some of the most important things to remember while dating. These aren’t a strict set of rules, but rather a few guidelines to stay mindful of while on your date:
Tip #1: Remember the Golden Rule
The golden rule is a maxim that most Christians try to live by: Do unto others as you would have them do to you. It is a phrase we can apply to most social interactions but dating places individuals in an especially vulnerable position that requires honesty, tact, and sensitivity. Even if you aren’t impressed or “sold” on your first date, remember to stay kind and respectful, because that is precisely how you would prefer to be treated.
Tip #2: Develop Healthy Boundaries
Dating after divorce or a string of painful relationships can be tricky – people become so desperate for love that they compromise on their values and settle for just about anyone. It is vital to build your self-worth and respect the standards you’ve set for yourself. Boundaries simply mean that you have critically thought about issues within dating that you will and won’t allow. An example of a boundary for the first date would be limited physical contact or no more than one glass of wine. Whatever your personal values are, remember that not everyone shares these views, which is why being honest with the person you are dating is essential.
Tip #3: Stay Realistic
For people who have never dated, or for those who have been out of the dating game for a while, it’s easy to set unrealistic expectations. Life is not a romance novel or movie, and it is likely that your first date won’t foster love at first sight. Remember also that real men and women are not the airbrushed celebrities seen on magazine covers, so stay kind to yourself and to the person you are dating.
Tip #4: Have Fun
The best advice that anyone can give you is to simply have fun. Not all dates will lead to marriage, and not all partners will leave you with butterflies in your stomach – realising this takes much of the pressure away. While your end-goal is to find someone to settle down with, nothing stops you from having fun with whoever is seated in front of you. While searching for that head-over-heels smitten feeling, don’t forget that you can make many friends in the process.
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