What are the biblical guidelines for dating relationships


It has been some time since I have read a book on dating and relationships, probably because it has been some time since the subject has seemed urgent to me.

But recently a local pastor told me that as he pastors young adults toward marriage, he has been helped by Hiestand and Thomas call their approach to relationships “a fresh approach” and this is an accurate way of describing it.

Then we thought about how many of them maintained healthy and God-glorifying physical boundaries and how many had confessed that they had not.

The numbers were suddenly not looking nearly so good.

“We tend to believe that God’s commands are given to us merely for our own sake. As those created in the image of God, our very nature as image bearers explains the reasons behind God’s commands.