Catholic view on dating relationship
Im not talking about conflicts between me and the girls Ive dated. And based on my experiences and my exploration of Gods Word, Ive concluded that for Christians dating is a swerver a set of values and attitudes that wants to go in a direction different from the one God has mapped out for us. Self-control isn't enough I once heard a youth minister speak on the topic of love and sex. rending story about Eric and Jenny, two strong Christians who had actively participated in his youth group years earlier. But as time went by, their physical relationship slowly began to accelerate, and they wound up sleeping together.Eric and Jennys dating relationship had started out innocently? Soon afterward they broke up, discouraged and hurt. But both came to him separately and expressed emotional trauma and guilt over past memories. Some of us had made the same mistake or watched it happen in the lives of our friends. We wanted the pastor to tell us what we were supposed to do instead.
Often dating encourages intimacy for the sake of intimacy two people getting close to each other without any real intention of making a long-term commitment.
Even though theyd never physically gone beyond a kiss, Jayme had completely given her heart and emotions to Troy.
Troy had enjoyed the intimacy while it served his needs but then rejected her when he was ready to move on. Perhaps youve heard something similar from a friend, or maybe youve experienced it yourself.
We want to stay on the straight and narrow path and serve God, yet we continue a practice that often pull us in the wrong direction.
Defective dating Dating has built-in problems, and if we continue to date according to the system as it is today, well more than likely swerve into trouble.