Life is never only, or even mainly, about love and marriage.
Our life is about Jesus now — his love for us and his plans for us — whether we’re single or married, sixteen or sixty.
If we want to have and enjoy that kind of Christ-centered intimacy, we need to get married.
And if we want to get married, we need to pursue clarity about whom to marry.
We long to be known and loved, to with someone, in someone else’s story. We’re really in pursuit of the happiness, belonging, and significance we think we’ll find in romance.
We cannot date toward marriage when marriage isn’t even on the radar yet.A dating couple may feel married at times, but a dating couple is never a married couple.Understanding the distinctions between the relationships will protect us from all kinds of pain and failure in dating. Romantic intimacy is safest in the context of marriage, and marriage is safest in the context of clarity.He wants to show the world where to find happiness through your joy.You don’t need a boyfriend or girlfriend to experience any of God’s dreams for these early years. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies — in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.