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.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (NIV) These three scriptures give insight into the Christian dating life.The Bible places more emphasis on Christians dating other Christians.It is culture and society that place an emphasis on race.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.You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.This does not mean you cannot be friends with that person, but you should not date them.This also means that you should avoid “missionary dating,” which is dating a non-believer in the hopes that you can convert him or her.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.