We’ll also be cultivating a way to just flat out practice studying God’s Word on our own, rather than always relying on someone else to teach us topics.
I’m excited about this and I plan to start a new series on the blog here that will sort of reflect what we’re doing and what we’re learning. In addition, I’d also like to hear from any of you.
We usually start out pretty strong and that strength usually lasts about two weeks. One of the other problems we have faced is a general feeling of “cheesiness.” By that I mean that most of the studies we’ve tried have ended up leaving us feeling…well, cheesy.
Since we eventually marry someone we date, we should not date those who lack Christian values (2 Corinthians ff)..
When we go out with someone, we should engage in lots of conversation and get to know what kind of person our date is.
Marriages were usually contracted by the fathers of the parties involved or representatives of the fathers.
The servant of Abraham went to the people of the city of Haran and brought back a wife for Isaac.
While it is normal and natural to be attracted to someone of the opposite sex, we are called by God to keep those urges under control until we commit to someone in marriage.
The New Testament clearly teaches that sex outside of marriage is sinful (1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18-20; Hebrews 13:4). Since that is true, Christians who date will want to choose activities in public places where conversations and healthy activities can be carried on without becoming involved in too much intimacy.Isaac did not see her until the night he married her (Genesis -66).Marriages were typically arranged for the parties involved. God still commanded husbands and wives to love one another and submit to one another’s needs and interests (Ephesians -33).I recently asked a group of my guy (Christian) friends how they go about studying God’s Word together with their wives and if they pray together on a regular basis. So it seems that in general (or at least within the group that I run with), this is a huge area for improvement.Taking all of this into account, Meg and I have recently come up with a method that we think will be effective for us.We should ask, “Will this person help me walk with God?