Friendship before dating

God is our Father and other Christians are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our Father deeply loves and desires that we show love to each other, that is seek each other's highest spiritual good.

1 Jn.3: 1 says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! " Gal.5: 13 says, “Rather serve one another in love.” Heb.10: 24 says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” God desires that we serve one another in love by giving of ourselves to help each other grow in Christ as fellow-believers.

It shows that God desires that they enjoy the blessings of the union He created.

Song of Songs 1:2 says “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful than wine.” Husbands and wives are to rejoice in each other’s love both romantically and sexually.

Song of Songs -11 says "How delightful is your love my sister, my bride!

Friendship and marriage have a third characteristic - affection and attraction, although the nature of the affection and attraction is different.This love is based on our relationship with Christ and is not dependent on feelings we may or may not have for a fellow-believer.Brother-sister relationships in Christ involve two foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a fellow-believer in Christ and care and concern a believer is to have toward other believers.A third relationship God describes in the Bible is marriage.Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman that binds them together for life.

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