The church is filled with Christians who are single, married, or in the awkward middle. Over the years, I’ve noticed in the Christian blogosphere that the articles on relationships get of attention. We all want relationships, and we want to do them well. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should provide a good start to find helpful articles.
The boy came in and met your parents; he paid for dinner; and you were home by p.m.
Realizing that practical steps matter, most often they want tips or steps they can take to build their relationship in Christ. (Protip: this last one is definitely not a winning approach.) At that point, one of the first things I usually tell them is that there's really no “biblical theology” of dating tucked away the book of 4:5-20. This can actually become a problem, especially because you're not actually married.
There are some rather obvious tips like praying for each other in your daily devotions, encouraging each other to read the Scriptures, setting appropriate boundaries (emotional, spiritual, and so on), and pursuing sexual holiness. These devotions together can develop into a couple-centered spirituality that begins to replace the church-centered relationship with God that the New Testament actually prescribes.
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It dives deep into the sorts of things that make us into the people we are today.