You do not need to date a lot of people – just the right one. The word “love” is thrown around with little thought. We live for God’s love first and foremost, but we also live for the love of others.While there are many definitions of love, 1 Corinthians tells us how God defines love.Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.We are called to love as Christ loved us regardless of relationship status.SEE ALSO: When You're Searching for Love (Read More: How Do I Know If He’s “the One”?
Wherever you’re at in your own relationship, use these same principles to guide the timing of those three little words.
While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information.
However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind.
By putting Christ before your relationship, you’ll have the wisdom to know whether or not you mean “I love you” in the biblical – not just emotional – sense. The apostle Paul gives us a great outline in the famous “love passage”, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: SEE ALSO: Don't Settle: He's Not Your Last Optiondoing something: It is actively patient and actively NOT impatient. I won’t dishonor you, and I’ll put you before myself. With the weight of “I love you” in mind, how could Josh and I say it so quickly?
Even though we had both committed not to say “I love you” until we meant it the 1 Corinthians 13 way (a fact written into our wedding vows), we said we loved one another much quicker than the average couple.