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Can you give me some Christian relationship advice?

Christian relationship advice

Question: "Can you give me some Christian relationship advice?"

Answer:
We often receive questions along the lines of: "I am interested in two different guys...which one should I choose to be my boyfriend?" Or, "I am in a relationship and my girlfriend did/said '_____'; so, should I break up with her?" These types of questions are very difficult for us to answer. GotQuestions.org is not a Christian relationship advice ministry. We will always strive to tell you what the Bible has to say about a given situation. However, in regards to relationship advice issues, the Bible rarely specifically addresses the situations we are asked about. The Bible is far more concerned with our relationship with God.

We are very reluctant to give relationship advice. It is difficult to give wise counsel to a personal issue through an article. It is exceedingly difficult to give Christian relationship advice when we do not personally know the people involved, we are not receiving all of the details, and/or we are only receiving one side of the story. We do not presume to speak for God in giving authoritative relationship advice to Christians.

With that said, what is our advice? It is our advice that you speak with God about your relationship. Pray to the Lord, asking Him to clearly reveal to you what He would have you do (Philippians 4:6-7). Ask God to give you wisdom and discernment (James 1:5). God promises to grant prayer requests that are asked according to His will (1 John 5:14-15). Being wise and discerning are most definitely God's will. God wants you to make good relationship decisions. God desires Christians to be joyous and edified as a result of their relationships. If you ask God with an open heart and humble spirit, He will give you the relationship advice you need.

Finally, find wise counsel with mature Christians who have been married for many years and have walked with God all that time. Seek guidance from your pastor, elders or other mature church leaders. Their years of experience enable them to speak from wisdom and the knowledge of God in their lives.

Recommended Resources: I Kissed Dating Goodbye, A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships by Joshua Harris.
Define the Relationship: A Candid Look at Breaking Up, Making Up, and Dating Well by Jeramy Clark.
The Ten Commandments of Dating by Young & Adams and Logos Bible Software.



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How young is too young to be in a romantic relationship?

What should I do if I cannot decide who I should be dating?

What does the Bible say about dating / courting?

What is the difference between dating and courting?

What are valid reasons for breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend?



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