Boundaries in dating by cloud and townsend
"In fact, God grows people up through dating relationships in the same way that he grows them up in many other life activities. The questions are more along the lines of 'Who are you in your dating and who are you becoming in your dating? ' And a host of other issues that the Bible is very clear about.What is the fruit of your dating for you and for the people that you date? It is mainly about your character growth and how you treat people." "So, you think it is okay to date? "Of course, I do, but it is only okay to date within biblical guidelines, which by the way are not burdensome.
In other words, dating has not helped them to grow, find a mate, or become a more spiritual person. Many people become disillusioned in the process, and they feel like they do not know how to make it work. Cloud is a clinical psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his audiences.Many Christians were saying that dating was sinful in and of itself; others were at least feeling as if people who were still dating were less spiritual than those who didn't.It was becoming the "Christian" thing to forego dating.I thought at first that this was just in some circles, but the more I traveled around I was hearing it all over the country.So we read I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and in this chapter we will share some of our reactions.
They will save your life and help you to make sure you end up with a good person to marry," I said, chuckling on the inside about how often Christians want a rule.