Intimacy in a christian dating relationship
This doesn’t mean you have to be ruined by every breakup, but there should be a sense that this isn’t right — it’s not how it’s supposed to be. God needs to show some of us the gravity of failed relationships because of what they wrongly suggest about him and his love for the church.Knowing and embracing God’s design for permanence in marriage and dating will help us feel appropriately, but it will also help us take healthy next steps in our pursuit of marriage.It’s too easy to leave a trail of wounded people behind in our pursuit of a partner.
No one begins dating someone hoping to break it off someday.
Sin in relationships is some of the most visible and painful.
As we let each other further and further into our lives and hearts, the sin is more likely to show itself and to cut the other person more deeply.
The hard-to-believe, but beautiful truth is that broken-up you a better you.
If in your sorrow you turn to the Lord and repent of whatever sin you brought to this relationship, you are as precious to your heavenly Father as you have ever been, and he is using every inch of your heartache, failure, or regret to make you more of what he created you to be and to give you more of what he created you to enjoy — himself.