How They Compare
When it comes to Christian relationships, or Biblical courtship, the mindset, motives and methods of the relationship can be very different than modern relationships. First and foremost, a Biblically-based relationship is about a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible says “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3). From this, we know that relationships take work, but they are also rooted in love. The Bible also says “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). From this, we know that sexual immorality is a sin, and if we want to build up secure relationships that reflect Christ, we shouldn’t sin against our bodies, or the bodies of another. How does the “Christian” way of dating compare to other modern methods of dating? What does it really look like in practice? Here are five ways Christian relationships look different.