Christian vs non christian dating

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I’ve heard these question countless times and have even been the one asking the question once upon a time.In Christian circles, it’s not uncommon to hear the women complaining that the men in their church just aren’t stepping up and initiating a relationship!" Answer: Dating and courtship are two methods of beginning relationships with the opposite sex.While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.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.Courtship takes the position that the two people have no physical contact at all (no touching, no hand-holding, no kissing) until marriage.

Yet, with the men to women ratio in Christian circles being what it is (almost always being more single women than men) sometimes I feel that this same problem presents itself within the church culture as well.However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date.The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.Let me preface this Q&A by saying that I’m not typically one to offer simple cookie-cutter answers, because as a Professional Counselor, I find that everything in life is so much more complex than it may seem on the outside- including answers to questions like this.But as I’ve been stewing over this question for a while, a couple things came to mind as to why this concern keeps coming up again and again: MEN ARE INUNDATED WITH CHOICE: It doesn’t take a relationship expert to tell you that in this day and age, one of the biggest problems with lack of decision-making in relationships is the fact that there are simply too many choices!

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