Praying for a dating relationship
Whenever you bring two sinners together, there will be brokenness. Even the best relationships and the strongest marriages are marred by sin.My husband and I have a great marriage, but our dating relationship was not perfect.
For others, the perfect relationship is a holy bargaining chip: As long as you can stay pure and keep Christ central, God will reward you with marriage.However, these manic dating rituals are not the product of godly intentions alone.There is a second motive that exerts pressure on Christian relationships, one that is far more prone to lead couples astray. After slogging through the world of dating, many couples yearn for that perfect relationship that makes it all worthwhile.And freed from the pressure to “get it all right,” we will find Christ’s yoke is so much lighter than the burden of perfection.SHARON HODDE MILLER Sharon Hodde Miller is a writer and a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.