Bible study ideas for dating couples
The drama comes when this relationship is unhealthy and sometimes causes damage to the unity of your ministry.
Before we get too far into this I want to let you know this isn’t about students dating or not dating within your student ministry. Instead, I want to point you to a specific issue that is often misunderstood by parents, by those who lead student ministries, and by the students themselves.
How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
In a surprise twist, however, one goat suddenly collapsed onto the narrow ledge so the other goat could walk over its back. The same principle is evident in Paul’s words to Philemon.
By choosing holiness instead of fulfilling the desires of the flesh, couples are raising the bar and allowing God to bless them in ways they never could’ve imagined.
Holiness gives a relationship a chance to grow in spiritual depth and encourages a stronger faith walk as a couple.
That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us his Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.