A Christian dating relationship is a lot easier to follow than some may think. The reason why this type of relationship is easy to follow is because the Bible provides all of the information for a successful relationship.
In fact, a Christian couple who are considering marriage would be well advised to look at all of the different scriptures that are applicable to both the husband and the wife. However, it is one thing to know what the scripture says but it is completely different to follow the advice.
The first scripture that important to follow is the one that says, “Marry only in the Lord”. This is a very important scripture that can prevent future marital problems. The reason why this scripture is important is because of the principle of being unevenly yoked. The Bible is very clear about what could happen if a Christian marries a non-Christian. It uses the illustration of a bull and a donkey that are yoked together.
Obviously, the bull is stronger and therefore would pull a plow with more force and ease than a donkey could. This would be an unkind union for the donkey who cannot keep up with the bull. It would be the same in a marriage where one mate was a Christian and the other was not. The couple would be unevenly yoked together and as one mate pulls with a strong Christian force the other would be unable to keep up. The result would be a constant tension during the dating relationship and the marriage.
The Bible is also quite clear on the way a husband should treat his wife. The Bible says that Eve was created from Adam’s rib but Adam was created directly from God. Therefore, Adam as a direct creation has headship over his wife. This however does not mean that he is a dictator over his wife because Adam also has to follow the headship principle. According to the Bible, Jesus Christ is the head of man but Jesus also has to follow the headship principle because his head is God.
This simple and effective headship principle is what can keep a marriage strong and on the right path. Today, we see the result of many couples who do not follow this simple headship principle. Wives who assume the headship in a relationship do not do their husbands any favors. They may think that they are doing what is best for the marriage but according to the Bible they are not. A successful Christian marriage will be successful because it follows all of the principles contained in the Bible, both the easy ones and the hard ones.
The Bible clearly states that a husband should love his wife as he does his own body. If a husband followed this simple but powerful principle then how could he cause his wife any harm. The wife, on the other hand, is encouraged to show respect for her husband and his headship. When a husband knows that his wife is working with him and not against him then this too is a powerful Bible principle that can work towards a Christian dating relationship turning into a successful and long-lasting marriage.