Christian Dating And Social Awareness

Healthy Christian dating is evidenced by several Godly behaviors that make a relationship work.

Jesus modeled many responses to others and continues to teach us the social skills, social virtues and social awareness that promotes consideration and kindness for the people around us.

When you annoy or offend the person you are dating, it is important to reconcile the relationship beginning with the following biblical concepts that lead to restoration and other-centeredness:

Social Awareness:

Social awareness in dating is similar to continually scanning the road ahead looking for hazards, obstacles in the road or sudden, necessary stops. As a driver, you have a responsibility to be aware of your surroundings and how you are impacting other driver’s experience. Likewise, we can apply this Scripture to dating:

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

Social Skills:

We learn and develop social skills by watching others. Healthy courtship and Christian dating with marriage in mind means that the skills developed regarding conversations will be honoring to God:

Colossians 4:6

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Social Virtues:

            Social virtues in dating define the beliefs you have about how to treat another person you care for and the integrity with which you participate in the relationship.

Proverbs 10:9

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

By improving your social behaviors, you can positively influence how you interact with others and glorify God as well. There is so much to learn about the people in our lives and plenty of room to grow into a Godly example for others and in your relationship with Christ.

Love Quote: Lord teach me so that my “Yes” will always mean “Yes” and my “No” will always mean “No.”

Learn how you can improve your social virtues in dating!

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