Dating and courtship tips for Christian singles
So, you’ve found someone with whom you are compatible, and he or she identifies as a Christian. At eharmony, our Compatibility Matching System is designed to match single men and women based on their core values and religious beliefs. We are fully committed to helping religious singles find love. And whether you are faith-filled or just interested in dating someone religious, here’s a little Christian dating advice designed to help you progress to a long-term, healthy, committed relationship.
Shared values are more important than shared interests
Sure, attraction and common interests are important in a relationship, but shared values are another thing to consider. If one partner values religion and faith, it’s crucial that the other either accepts or shares those same values. Ask yourself these questions:
- How closely do your morals align?
- What are your beliefs and those of your date?
- What’s important to you when it comes to relationships, dating, alcohol, intimacy, marriage, family, career, and child- rearing?
- Is there enough in common to take the relationship to the next level?
Remember that values are the ultimate litmus test of compatibility.
How to identify if you are a truly spiritual person
Does being a Christian mean going to church three times a week? Daily prayer? Prayer as a couple? Before taking your relationship to the next level, determine whether your spirituality is aligned and how important that is in a prospective mate. It’s important to take a closer look at yours and their motivations. You can potentially ask your date more questions to help you delve a little deeper: “What does being a Christian mean to you?” or: “How important is it to share the same religious beliefs?”.
For a successful Christian relationship, healthy physical boundaries are necessary as the relationship progresses. Both partners need to know each other’s limits. And that’s why it’s very important to clarify what’s acceptable and what’s not with your date. Communication is one of the most exciting experiences of a new relationship.
The role of faith in your future
As your relationship grows, you’ll want to ensure you grow in the same direction as a couple. Be sure to have those crucial conversations early on to determine faith compatibility. If marriage is in the cards, for instance, you’ll want to decide whether you and your partner want a religious ceremony. Discuss views on birth control, whether or not you intend to have children, and the faith your future children will adopt. It’s also helpful to determine how you’ll deal with conflicts in your relationship within the framework of faith and seeking spiritual counsel.
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