Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Dating. A very hot topic in the Christian (and secular) world today. One of the things you will hear if you go to any kind of teenage Christian study, meeting, lecture, etc. is to keep yourself pure and save your physical body for marriage. But, when was the last time you heard (or read) about the emotional aspect of relationships and dating?
The wise Proverb writer tells us here to guard our heart. This can apply to many matters of the heart, but one of the more prominent ones we come in contact with is dating and relationships. I am writing to you today to present to you an idea that will come up a lot on this blog:
Purity does not end with the physical. Purity is a matter of the heart.
It is not enough to save your physical body for marriage. You need to save your heart, whole and entire, for your spouse.
When we “date” in the way the world views it, we are giving parts of our heart and soul away to guys we are more than likely going to break up with in a matter of weeks. It hurts, but it’s the truth. We are not saving our heart for our spouse if we are becoming emotionally invested in dozens of other guys.
Your heart is fragile and it is precious.
God knew this when he designed the plan for marriage. “One man + one woman, for life.” Not “however many guys will go out with me and make me feel special.”
If you cannot save your whole heart for the simple reason of avoiding heartache, do it first for God, and also for your future husband!
He wants you in your entirety, not the leftover scraps.
If you are struggling with the idea of dating and relationships, please feel free to contact Project Virtue.
We don’t have all the answers, but we have a Book and a God that does.