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Spiritual Intimacy and Dating

Jul 29, 2014 | No Comments

Derek Rishmawy at The Gospel Coalition gives some good advice to dating couples about how to avoid “interweaving” their spiritual lives too soon.

[O]ver the years I’ve come to see that there is one key mark of a maturing relationship centered and continually centering itself on Christ: both of you are absolutely committed to each other’s involvement in the local church.

“Go to church? Really? This is your big dating tip?” Yup.

For some this point might seem counter-intuitive. As I already mentioned, couples often get this idea that to be truly “spiritual” they should start interweaving their spiritual lives into one. This can actually become a problem, especially because you’re not actually married. These devotions together can develop into a couple-centered spirituality that begins to replace the church-centered relationship with God that the New Testament actually prescribes.

No, if you want your significant other to actually grow with Christ you will encourage each other to regularly worship…

Derek goes on to give four reasons “to be in the pews together.” Check them out here.

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