How Would Jesus Date? (#HWJD)
Yes. I’m aware Jesus never dated. In fact, no one in Jesus’ day dated. Arranged marriage was the deal back then.
But how would Jesus date? In other words…
If Jesus is still around today, and actually alive and living in you, shouldn’t that impact how you approach dating?
Well, if you desire to successfully identify and enter a life-giving, life-long marriage that makes God as pleased as it makes you happy, here are ten different reflections on dating (inspired by scripture), to get your brain more into the headspace of Jesus when it comes to the topic. For those questions that really hit you between the eyes, be sure to click the hyperlink and read the applicable passage.
How different would your dating life be if it were driven less by license and more by purpose? (1 Corinthians 6:12)
What if you dated in such a way that others saw your good works and gave glory to God? (Matthew 5:14-16)
How cool would it be if the people you dated could tell you had been with Jesus? (Acts 4:13)
What if you sought out faithful friends willing to wound you for your good, before you sought to date? (Proverbs 27:5-6)
What if you sought to learn more about dating through wisdom than by experience? (Proverbs 20:5-6)
What if you dated with the same humility of Christ? (Philippians 2:5-6)
What if you dated with the belief you were chosen, instead of with the need to be chosen? (John 15:16)
What if you gave romance a chance to bloom out of a friendship built on enjoyment, respect, and trust. (Song of Solomon 2:7, 3:5, 8:4)
Regardless of your sexual past, what if you determined, from this day forward, to NEVER defraud anyone you date? (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)
How different would your dating life be if you believed Jesus’ love for you was as real as the Father’s love for Him? (John 15:9-13)
I hope at least one of the thoughts above inspires you consider how Jesus would date, and then to date accordingly! And share with your friends, because friends don’t let friends date dumb!
If you want to go deeper, check out the TOP10 Dumbest Reasons to Date from which each of these reflections was drawn. You can find them on our FMUniversity YouTube channel. Or check out our free hot topic resource page dedicated to empowering you to succeed in date.
Our LoveEd discipleship series, Beyond Sex & Salvation, will empower you to grow spiritually and date wisely, so you can marry well.
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