5 Things Godly Couples Do
‘’Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
What is the major difference between godly dating and worldly dating relationship? Of course, the answer is Jesus. A godly dating relationship requires not just a man and a woman, but, most especially it needs Jesus as the center of the relationship.
Here are the 5 things that godly couples do.
Closer Walk with the Lord
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
A Christ-centered and Scripture-based relationship is definitely going to be healthier and more successful as compared with the relationship based on worldly standards alone. A godly couple will encourage each other towards Christ.
You can create a Bible Journal as individual and share as a couple all that God has been teaching you. Share a Bible verse together that touched your heart or a Christian Book that had given you inspiration and strength during your trying times.
If you attend same Bible Study and Sunday Service, write the sermon and talk about it after the service and see the greatness of God in your lives. Ask each other about each one’s desire and pray for each other. Make sure to make time for devotion and prayer as a couple.
“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.”
Honesty is important in every relationship and it means so much in a dating relationship. It is more than just simply not lying, but instead being completely honest with your partner. It is one of the keys for a healthier relationship. As the Lord God wants us to be completely honest with Him, He wants us to be 100% honest with our partner as well. There shouldn’t be white lies, but only complete truth in your relationship.
Taking Care of Each Other
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.’’ Philippians 2:4
A relationship that takes good care of each other is essential for a healthy dating. In love, you do not have to be selfish, but to be selfless instead. Let God be your example as He willingly had given His life for this world.
‘’Walk with the wise and become wise…’’ Proverbs 13:20
They say that the best teacher is your mistakes but the second best and less painful teacher is other people’s mistake. Seek a mentorship in the body of Christ. There are so many wise men and women in your home church that can save you from too much heartache, pain and sin. Find a couple that you admire and who is much experienced than you are and learn from their relationship.
Believe the Best about Each Other
When time gets tough it is hard to see the best in each other. But with love, you have to overlook all flaws and start to see the best in your partner. As the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:7, ‘’Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’’ You may want to make a list of all the good qualities of your partner and reasons why you love them. You can share these with your partner and let this be a positive reminder for both of you when times get hard.
The ultimate relationship of our life is our Lord Jesus Christ. He taught us to selflessly love because “We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Let our romantic relationship be a way of showing God’s love, mercy and goodness.