Looking back, I thank the Lord for protecting my purity and the purity of the girls in those relationships. My senior year of high school, a junior girl caught my eye.
We started talking on the band trip that year on New Year’s Eve.
If they don’t have a relationship with Christ, you shouldn’t be yoked to them. Before I left for camp that summer, I gave her a Bible and she gave me a journal and we said goodbye. She had made plans for where she wanted to live, what she wanted to do 15 years down the road, and I still have no idea what I’ll be doing after I graduate from college or when I’ll graduate.
I went off to college and told all my buddies, “I’m going to find a nice Christian girl and get married to her.” Well, I meet a girl my freshman year who was really sweet, loved the Lord, and liked doing fun stuff. I prayed about it a few weeks later, and God told me I had jumped the gun and that we should break up. I thought all I needed to do was get to know her and once I knew her pretty well that we could date with the idea in both of our heads that the end result would be marriage. The point I am trying to make here is that even when a guy is a strong Christian at a similar maturity level as you are, there are other factors that must be considered such as your views on spending and saving money.
(I actually fell for this one myself as a high school and college-aged woman.) But since I now understand how important it is that we understand God’s truth on this subject, I decided to recruit a friend of mine to be a voice of reason. He just happens to be a handsome, funny college student who is currently serving as the youth ministry intern at my church. How do we convince them that they should only date Christians?
I asked him to read the parts of this blog where young women were talking about dating non-Christians. ” I think that Brice’s insights on this topic are wise and thought-provoking, and they may just be exactly what you need to hear as you search for truth in this area of your lives.
We never did anything sexual, mainly because I personally thought it was wrong.
But I know that you might not be willing to simply take my word on this one.Here’s whathe had to say: I have recently been asked to write a section for this blog on the topic of dating non-Christians.I am very excited to be able to share my thoughts since they will be coming from a young Christian man’s perspective to a female audience. To start off with, I will tell you about a few of my own personal dating experiences.When you do meet that man someday that you connect really well with … Pray that he will grow and be transformed every day into the likeness of Christ.Ask God now to prepare you and your future husband for the time when you will be wed.
As a young Christian girl, you should focus on Christ; focus on His call on your life to follow Him. You need to be content with serving and obeying Christ. As you seek the Lord and focus on Him, if you are to be married, the Lord will put the perfect man for you in your path.