Following Christian principles can help you to create healthy relationships with friends and also partners. We’ve put together our two favourite pieces of scripture that we believe can help you with your Christian dating journey. For other Christian dating tips, take a look at our Christian dating articles.
The Christian principle of honesty
‘The Lord detests lying lips but he delights in men who are truthful’
Being honest starts with knowing what you want to get out of your dating experience, and knowing what you really want in a partner. Sometimes it’s difficult to know this, especially when you first sign-up to a dating site, to help you out read our article on the 5 questions to ask yourself before dating.
It can be tempting when writing your profile to add in that you love working out, or enjoy rock-climbing when really you’re more of a film person, as you think that will have a greater appeal. Although this may seem harmless, in the long run it won’t help you to find a partner who you share common interests with. If you really do love films, then think how amazing it would be to have a partner who loves going to the cinema with you rather than spending your Sunday’s at the local sports centre!
The Christian principle of love
‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.’
Love could be viewed as the most important Christian principle because it embraces all of the 10 Commandments. Love doesn’t just include your ability to love others, but also your ability to love yourself.
This is really important when dating. When you first sign up to a dating site you must be comfortable in your own skin, as that in turn will make people attracted to you. Everyone has flaws, but there is someone out there who will love your imperfections and so should you.
When dating it is also important to remember that love is a process. It may take time for you to find someone that you really do love and want to spend the rest of your life with, but feel confident in the fact that you are looking for that special person and that they might just be round the corner.