Christian advice on dating for young women

16 Mar

" or "What do you do when you live hundreds of miles from your family?

"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.

He needs to stay central for us regardless of whether we’re single, dating, or married.

Relationships flourish when Jesus and His kingdom are the priority of both people, but falter when they aren’t.

Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.

Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.

This is not a list where it’s all or nothing—that is, in order to be a disciple, all of these ideas need to be in place.

It’s important to remember that discipleship is a process and a journey.

It’s easy to give Jesus priority status when there’s no competition.

When we start dating, however, it’s common for many of us to slowly channel the energy that we’ve been investing in our relationship with Him into our newfound love.

But Jesus isn’t our relational back-up plan, someone we put first until someone better comes along.

Married people have the best dating advice since they have already done it!

My goal is to simply pass on, from one teen to another, some thoughts I have developed from my observations, personal experience, and advice from others.