I want to make sure you undestand how I set this thing up... These are just a few examples of the power God has placed in nature. As we said before, teen dating isn't specifically mentioned in the Bible. God talks about His close relationship with His people (v. I didn't mean for this to be "Intro to French." And that's not literally what that phrase means anyway. Stick with me.) these words carry the idea that government isn't to interfere in places it doesn't belong. Too many times I've seen teen couples with their hands all over each other..in public no less! Notice verse two talks about everyone having their own spouse. Some day he or she may become someone else's husband or wife. Sure it was in a different time..what if dinosaurs were still walking the earth when your parents were dating (just kidding! And they know more than you..matter what you think! What you do with the life God has given you....that's the gift you give back to Him. Read...study...apply God's Word to your life...especially when it comes to teen dating.
It wiped out the entire city of New Orleans leaving a wake of death and destruction never seen before in that country. Only doing what God tells us...obedience to the Bible..glorify Him. The next few days you'll notice many of the lessons cover a lot more areas of life than just dating. In your life...including your dating life..need to ask God first. That said...let's talk about some principles about teen dating. It does talk about relationships though...including teen dating. Before you engage in physical contact...remember that the person you're becoming intimate with may not be your spouse. That counts more than outward appearance in relationships... You're only deceiving yourself if you do anything else. And they were teenagers in teen dating relationships at one time. Don't feed your soul only once or twice a week at church...
16.) He even tells us we're as close as Father and child in our relationship (v. We're as different from them spiritually as light is from darkness or as Christ is from Satan (Belial vv. So God doesn't want us to form close relationships with the unsaved......including dating, and certainly including marriage. It means the government keeps it's hands to itself when it comes to certain rights that people have. I try not to wonder what they do when nobody's looking!!! Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. That means you're having close physical contact with someone else's husband or wife! The Bible is clear that intimate, physical contact should only be between a husband and wife. An acronym is taking the first letter of each word in a phrase and making another word out of it. If this isn't enough to convince you, then look at what the Bible says about it. If you look in your Bible...you'll notice I didn't quote verse one (1.) The reason...? If you've made a decision for Christ..should live for Him. You need to listen to His voice in all walks of life...including teen dating. Paul is talking about an "emotional fire." I guess you could call it a "fire of passion." Touching in an attempt to get your girlfriend or boyfriend "in the mood" isn't acceptable Christian behavior. The world has no problem starting "fires of passion." But we aren't like the world. Verse two isn't just for children...it's for everybody..adults. When Paul wrote this, he was quoting from the Ten Commandments. He's put your parents where they are as your...parents! 14, 15.)The point is..have nothing in common spiritually with unbelievers. You may win them to Christ..you most likely won't "date them to Christ."Date Christians who can understand what you go through..tough times..good times..times of prayer..times of rejoicing. Does the Bible have any advice for the teen dating scene in the 21st century about touching? Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. And to remove any doubts...verse one (1) speaks of not "touching."Unfortunately, this verse has been abused by many well-meaning Bible teachers. This doesn't mean a guy should never, ever touch a girl. The word "touch" has been used in other places to mean "starting a fire." No..isn't talking about the time you went on that romantic date and knocked the candle over setting your girlfriend's formal on fire. If you can remember what the new word is, you can remember what the first letter of each word in the phrase is. That verse is age specific about "children" obeying their parents. You're "young adults." And some day, you're going to move out on your own..from under your parents authority..live your own life. Casual contact and a helping hand are still allowed. That's not the kind of fire Paul is talking about here. Just keep in mind, God's Word tells us to avoid intimate touching until we find that special marriage partner God has led us to. Don't get me wrong..long as you live with your parents..are their children! When that happens...verse one changes in application to Ephesians 6:2. That doesn't mean they'll always be right..then you need to leave that up to God.
But this storm is as real and destructive as any of those we talked about above. Yeah, I know the Bible doesn't have the word "dating" in it. You don't need the problems of a close relationship right now. Someone else put it this way..."Haste makes waste."I doubt the person who said this had dating in mind..it definitely applies. But I will tell you there are a few verses in there that come very close to saying that about teen dating! Another way to put it would be..."You hang out with spiritual losers..become A SPIRITUAL LOSER."This is not to say we shouldn't have casual contact with unbelievers. Working with young people for the last decade, I've seen this play out a lot. In fact, it normally caused that person a lot of problems. Or..."You hang out with spiritual losers..become a SPIRITUAL LOSER."It's true..character is only as clean as the people you hang around with. But as a teen, should you completely lose dating and find other "safer" options? The best and only place to go for good advice about teen dating is the Truth found in the Bible, the Word of God. And keep you're most serious feelings for that person who is worthy of them..person you one day marry. And I can't say it's a direct quotation from the Bible. Hanging around with bad company will harm us spiritually.