Honoring God Should Be Your Priority When Dating!Dating takes time and energy and prayer! NeedEncouragement.com

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When you are dating, make sure you take your time and get to know your partner, ideally for a year or more, before committing to being married! When I was dating, my first hope was to find someone who was a Christian; we would get along with well (like a best friend, as my sister Pat used to tell me about her husband, Gary). Someone who could be a teammate, honest, and had a sense so humor would be like-minded and respectful. All the good qualities you are looking for you may or may find. Hopefully, you will find almost all of them, and the other ones hopefully can be talked about during the time of dating. To find that special dating partner, you must be ready and available for your partner. Dating is meant to lead to marriage and should not be taken lightly. Keep in mind that there is no place for sex outside of marriage. If you are not ready to date for some reason, maybe recently divorced, or have other issues, then be patient, honest, and pure while being friends with those of the opposite sex. But if you feel you are ready now, take it to God in prayer and if He says yes, then get out there and let the Lord lead you, and you will not be disappointed for doing so in the long run. ~ Bill Greguska

2 Corinthians 6:14  Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?





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Dating is fun. It’s light: Courting, engaging, exciting text messaging and flirting. There’s no weight. When you start getting into relationships, you start having to consider each other in your lives, and I think that’s important. ~ Denise Vasi




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Want To Start Dating? Taking Time To Know One Another Is Critical!

Do Not Rush Things When Dating! NeedEncouragement.com

While you are dating, keep both of your eyes open, but you need to close one eye when married!

Don’t you think it makes sense to be dating the right person? Another way of looking at it is to make sure that you are the right person yourself. Practical tips on how to find the right person! If you are interested in knowing how to date someone, you will find much helpful information on this page. Proper dating is based on honesty, excellent communication, respect, and being open to your date while always being yourself. 

The purpose of exclusive dating should be married as the ultimate goal. However, some people mutually agree to be close friends without being romantically driven toward one another, which is different.  Be the right person, and date the right person. Before a couple even thinks about getting married, they ought to consider going together at the very least for one year before making that commitment. Make sure you do not go too quickly. Remember that it takes some time to grow a tree. ~ Bill Greguska






Once You Find Someone, You Like, And They Like You! My Prayer Is That You Will!

Is God Important To You In Dating? NeedEncouragement.com

When dating someone, treat them like a brother or sister. Make it your goal to help make them better people just for knowing you!

  • Guard your heart and take things slowly.
  • Don’t get too emotional.
  • Not get carried away by run-away thoughts too far ahead of the relationship.
  • Keep all that happens in an open palm, 1Peter 5:7.
  • be grateful for walking alongside, breathing the same air, taking one step at a time, and waiting, waiting, WAIT on the LORD.
  • Be an observer, a collector of information, a learner, realizing that each person is a DEEP WELL and no one but God is Omniscient!
  • Remember that kissing or holding hands can cloud rational thoughts!
  • So pray that God reveals in His time all you need to know about your date to you and all they need to know about you so you both can make a rational decision about going further.







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Do Not Rush Things When Dating!

Would you please slow down when you are dating because if you feel pressure and want to get married? If you go too fast, you will likely make emotional decisions that you will regret later.

Get to know and like the person you are dating. Getting the other person is seeing them in different settings to see how they react.

A person can and will put their best foot forward for a while, but in the end, you will get the real person, which is why it is essential to take time to get to know and understand the person you are dating. Marriage is a lifelong commitment, not just something to take lightheartedly and end up in a divorce.




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Dating leads naturally to marriage! NeedEncouragement.com

Be sure to take enough time to get to know one another while dating!

Don’t Be Naïve, Because Roses Do Have Thorns Too!

  1. Do not pursue a serious dating relationship until you are ready to marry. Until people are mature enough to get married, they ought not be in a serious romantic relationship. But, in the meantime, they should use their time growing as a person.
  2. Be yourself and guard your heart until you know another person. Make sure the other person is worth your time and energy to get involved in a deeper relationship.
  3. Talking about marriage right off the bat is an excellent way to scare off someone you care about, especially if they do not feel as attracted to you as you are to them.
  4. When you date a friend, you will see your date in many situations, such as handling stress and treating their family and others. 
  5. A sense of humor is not only enjoyable but is an excellent tool to be able to handle what life hands out.

Ephesians 5:3 But among you, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any impurity, or greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.





30 Questions To Get To Know The Person You Are Dating Better?

Here are a few suggestions, not necessarily in this order, but as it naturally comes up or in a lull in the conversation when prompted by the Holy Spirit:

  1. How did you come to know the Lord? i.e., What were the circumstances that brought you to the realization or understanding of the Gospel/Good News?
  2. What are your favorite things to do?
  3. What books have marked your life? – as a child, as an adult? (Were you read to as a child?)
  4. Mention some influences that made a positive impact on your life?
  5. What places have you lived/traveled to?
  6. What friendships made a difference in your life?
  7. Have you learned some valuable lessons from people/friendships?
  8. Was there a teacher/class from a school that you remember with fondness & why?
  9. What was the most challenging year(s) in school? [Dr. James Dobson says the Middle School years are often the hardest, and many bear the scars of those years.]
  10. Siblings? Birth order?
  11. Favorite time of the year?
  12. Do you have a favorite color/number?
  13. What’s your favorite bird & why?
  14. Are your parents alive?
  15. Did you take vacations with your family? Where? Favorite places, etc.







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