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Green Flags In Christian Dating: Part 2.
By Tori Martin
So, in part 1 of healthy Christain dating, we discussed the 8 basic Red Flags to look out for in Christian dating. In part 2 of this article, we are now going to take a look at 8 Basic Green Flags which are all good healthy signs to just go for it, say yes to that date, relax, and enjoy!
- They Put God First.
If they love God more then they will love you -THIS is a good thing!
- Christ is at the center of your relationship.
He comes with you on the dates, He is in your conversations, and He is stewarding your relationship. However, of course, enjoying good causal conversations and laughs is vital too.
This person is investing time into the relationship and taking the proper steps to make sure it’s right and honors God.
They have found their God-given purpose and are running after it with all their heart. Remember this relationship is not just about the two of you, it is to ultimately glorify God and accomplish His plan for your lives.
Do they keep you accountable? Are they pushing you towards God, encouraging you to grow spiritually, and not afraid to correct you out of love when you sin or are behaving or speaking in a way that does not glorify God? This is the reverse of red flag number 5 in Part 1 of this article. It’s a yay and hello big green flag if they push you towards God and want to protect you from sin and its consequences!
- Friendship First.
Wanting to fully get to know you for who you are without all the romance can actually be a very healthy start to any relationship! Again as discussed in Part 1, physical attraction is necessary and healthy – it just can’t be the only reason why you might want to date this person. Friendship is key.
- Do You Have Peace?
Keep your peace, keep your power! Peace is a perfect indicator from God that all is well. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (AMP).
- Shared Testimony.
Have they shared their testimony with you and the reason why they have hope in Christ? Have they shared not only how they become saved but what God is doing in their life now? This shows that they have an ongoing relationship with God and are continuing to pursue Him.