Christian sermons dating relationships
Women exhibit certain characteristics of God better than men do. You will be most happy and fulfilled doing what you were made for. Know who the real you is and who the real other person is. Women must have perfect curves, eat like birds and watch princess flicks. Know who God made you to be, as a man or woman and don’t strive to be the other. The way you men should treat the women in the Body of Christ (“Agape” or unconditional love). They are not the means to romance but are an end in themselves.
Here are a few: Beauty (God is the author of beauty, just look at creation). God’s nurturing and caring (Motherly characteristics). Emotions (God was very emotional in many different instances; Note: these were proper emotions). Relate based on what is true not based on society’s ideas. Female friends can impact and bless you in ways other men can’t. Respect, Protect & Love her (put her good above yours).
Treat them as sisters in Christ, as equals, loving them unconditionally.
Don’t do anything that might possibly manipulate them!!
Be careful with actions you men are completely comfortable with and think nothing of (wrestling, massaging, leaning on, etc.).
These often provoke very strong feelings in your sisters in Christ and are ways of manipulating them.
This sex life is safe and actually contributes to the overall relationship.
No STD’s, ready, correct context for any possible pregnancy. ) and called them BOTH “very good” (along with all creation). Both men and women exhibit characteristics of God that the other sex does not excel in. Firemen and plumbers are equal but have different callings.
Make sure your brother in Christ understands the difference between friendship and romance. Love each other as brothers and sisters, serve each other, communicate clearly (Do not play stupid guy-girl manipulating games, “I’ll wait till the 4th ring to pick up the phone”). A date is defined as a pre-arranged social engagement. Someone with similar maturity – benefits are obvious.
Remember: Men are sight oriented; women are feeling and touch oriented.
Keep your hands off your sisters in Christ, it is manipulating their emotions.
God’s relationship rules (1 Cor.13:4-8): Love 1Is patient, 2 kind, 3doesn’t envy, 4doesn’t “parade” self (show off), 5isn’t puffed up (proud), 6isn’t rude, 7doesn’t seek own interests, 8isn’t be provoked, 9bears all things, 10believes all things (believes the best, not worst ~ gossip), 11doesn’t rejoice in evil (isn’t happy about others’ downfalls), 12rejoices in the truth (of who they are in Christ), 13hopes all things, 14endures all things (keeps on loving when it is hard to), 15Love Never Fails!! You can be attracted to a pizza or to a kitten (Affection), guys and gals as friends, your spouse (I hope you will be) and God. Fact: You will be attracted to different individuals. Letting attraction lead you will get you into more trouble than you can imagine.
You are not an emotion (you are a spirit, you have a soul (emotions, desires, feelings, thought life, intellect and appetites) and you live in a body.