Even with seemingly endless websites, apps, books, and articles about dating, few address dating from God’s perspective. What is His purpose for dating? What does He say about finding “the right one” . . . and being the right one? In these Keys for Living, learn what God’s design is for dating and romantic relationships—and how to navigate this challenging process. Discover the difference between what the Bible says and what the world says about dating, and how you can have a strong, flourishing relationship with someone special—and with God.
Women of Faith's Keys for Living Library provides biblical hope and practical help on a variety of topics to help you overcome difficulties, grow in maturity, and move forward in life. The Keys for Living were created to help you … and help you help others. The Keys are great for personal study and growth, small group studies, and for teaching and training purposes. Go deeper in your understanding and practical application of Biblical truth.
In the movie version of Snow White, the beautiful young woman sings what is longed for in every girl’s heart.
Some day my prince will come,
Some day I’ll find my love,
And how thrilling that moment will be,
When the prince of my dreams comes to me . . . .
How does she find the love of her life? And how does a prince of a man find his love? In the fairy tale, it’s a waiting game for both of them. If you are playing the waiting game right now, be patient. Wait for God’s choice of a date who—by God’s design—might become your mate.
Nowhere in the Bible does God say that we—His carefully planned creations—are to live our lives isolated from one another. In fact, after creating Adam, the Lord God said,
“It is not good for the man to be alone.”
Then God created Eve for Adam to marry. How do you know if you have found the right person to date? And what’s more, how do you become the right person to date? You might find it helpful to know some of the beneficial opportunities in dating.
Through dating, you have the opportunity . . .
1) to learn how to communicate with the opposite sex,
2) to help define what traits you desire in a future mate,
3) to come into contact with potential marriage partners, and
4) to grow socially, emotionally and spiritually.
“I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God.”
“The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.”
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 4:4–6