Having fully obeyed, I was now willing to do God wanted me to.
Spending those college years building genuine brother-sister relationships with girls, along with studying the Scriptures to learn what a godly relationship looked like, aided me in piecing together a Christ honoring plan that would help me be successful in this modern day, mostly American concept we call “dating.” Just because we can’t find dating in the Bible or in most countries around the world doesn’t make it wrong. if you follow these “Six Steps to Great Dating”, you will need to go against the grain of your culture. Date only committed Christians “You will marry that you date” may be one of the few original things I’ve ever uttered.
You’ll also be pleasing to God and preparing yourself for an awesome marriage someday. It’s so obvious that it’s humorous, but still our country, where we get to choose our mates, has some of the highest divorce rates in the world.
If someday you want a Christ-centered marriage (which clearly requires the commitment of two Christ-centered people), then you better start with the end in mind and take a close look at who you’re attracted to.
I had this gnawing feeling the Lord wanted us to break up, but I wouldn’t listen.
Yes, I was a Christian as was she, but our emotions were more wrapped up in one other than in Jesus Christ.
Most of my Christian buddies had girlfriends, and certainly all my fraternity brothers did. I carried this heavy load of rationalization around with me through the fall semester.
She and I finally got enough courage to bring up the subject, talk and make a decision.
Using our heads and not just our hearts, we broke up because we felt it was God’s will.
That night I went and hid in a dark, empty classroom and cried for three hours.