Being a spiritual leader in a dating relationship dating and chemical dependency

When Kim became a Christian as a young teenager, her life changed dramatically.

However, her faith was put to a difficult test when she fell in love with a non-Christian some years later.

Finally, we need to hear an outside word that we can't quickly rationalize, twist, distort, or ignore. If your relationship becomes the center of their faith, the main and only encouragement they have in Christ, something has gone wrong. All four stand on their own as solid reasons to be committed to gathering (and being a member of) a local body.

I've been working in youth ministry in some capacity for roughly eight years, and this is one of the most common questions I've fielded from young Christians: “How can (insert boyfriend/girlfriend) and I have a Christian dating relationship? ” As often I've heard it, I still love the the heart behind the question.

A couple of youngins' get to dating, and they want to “do it right.” They realize that God is concerned with every aspect of our lives, including our romantic involvements, so they've resolved to have a “Christian” dating relationship and sought guidance. Should we buy a devotional and go through it together? ” If the young man's of a theological bent, he shows up with a potential 10-week preaching series already outlined. As I already mentioned, couples often get this idea that to be truly “spiritual” they should start interweaving their spiritual lives into one.

You may both be Christians but there’s a big difference between Christians.

There are Sunday morning Christians, Easter and Christmas Christians and daily devotional Christians.

Chances are that if your husband's relationship with God is not right, you won't win him back by exhorting or criticizing him.

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