Teenage christian dating advice
From far too young, I was looking for affection, safety, and intimacy from girls instead of from God. My teenage years were one long string of relationships that were too serious for our age, went on too long, and therefore, ended too painfully. And the devil sat front-and-center, loving every minute of my early dating history.The spiritual war for our hearts is real, and the stakes are high, so it’s critical to ask why we think we should date in the first place.
For many of us, we just want to be happy, to belong, to be valued.
Understanding the distinctions between the relationships will protect us from all kinds of pain and failure in dating. Romantic intimacy is safest in the context of marriage, and marriage is safest in the context of clarity.
If we want to have and enjoy that kind of Christ-centered intimacy, we need to get married.
He capitalizes on our desires and convinces us we must “love” in order to truly live, that all the highest pleasures and fullest experiences are found in a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend (or husband or wife).
He brews heartbreak for breakfast, and sweetens every sexual sin with a beautiful, but poisonous glaze.