Guidelines for Dating Behavior

Guidelines for Dating Behavior

1. Does it make you uncomfortable to know that God sees you? (Job 31:4; Psalms 33:13-15; Hebrews 4:13)

2. Would you want your future husband or wife to be doing this right now? (Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 4:19)

3. Would you want your parents or your date’s parents to know what you were doing? (Colossians 3:20; Proverbs 17:20; Ephesians 6:1-3)

4. Does it make you reluctant to face God in prayer? (Isaiah 59:2; Ezra 9:6; Genesis 3:8)

5. Do you believe that this glorifies God? (1 Corinthians 10:31)

6. Does it cause you to lose respect for the other person? (2 Samuel 13:15)

7. Do you feel guilty? (Psalms 38:4; 1 Timothy 1:19)

8. Is physical involvement your motive for wanting a relationship? (Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 6:18)

9. Does it stifle or enhance communication?

10. Does it turn you on sexually? (1 Peter 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:3)

11. Does it lower your resistance to repeating past wrong behavior? (1 Peter 4:3; 2 Peter 2:19)

12. Does it take your thoughts from where they should be and place them on what you should not do? (Proverbs 15:26; Philippians 4:8)

13. If you end up marrying someone else would you regret telling him/her how you were involved with that person?

14. Do you have a clear conscience that you are living by biblical standards for moral purity? (Acts 24:16; Titus 1:15-16)

15. In the future, will your memories be healthy and God-honoring or leave a nagging sense of guilt and regret?

16. Do you honestly believe what you are doing is God’s best for you now and for your future? (James 4:17)

Ten Things a Christian Should Pray About Before Dating

  • The restaurants you go to
  • The clothes you wear
  • The friends you’re with
  • The movies and TV shows you watch
  • The amount of money you spend or allow your date to spend
  • The parties you go to
  • The things you talk about
  • The music you listen to
  • The websites you go to
  • The time you come home