Sovereign christian dating
God intended for woman in the promises of marriage, and he intended for us to enjoy marital intimacy and pleasure, especially sexual intimacy and pleasure, only in the context of those promises.
Sex is reserved for the ocean deeps of marriage, not the safe wading depth of dating.
The boundaries — these spiritual acts of war — are not stealing anything from us.
They’re the tracks on which we run the fastest and freest with Jesus (and each other).
As we walk up to the edge of marriage, we draw close to something so much bigger than ourselves. It’s a vibrant picture of the love God has shown us in sending his Son for us, a love wider and deeper than the Pacific Ocean.
God designed love in marriage, like gallons and gallons of ocean, to show us how unsearchable love is for us. And because love within a covenant is so large, so intense, so captivating, he established a boundary, a shoreline.
“For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). A relationship patience and self-control, but they don’t quench love.
They nourish and strengthen the kind of love we’re really longing for.
Setting good boundaries in dating will rest on recognizing and even appreciating God’s one massive boundary. Any man who is not your husband is not your husband.If the honest answer is affection and intimacy, no number of boundaries can guard us completely.