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Most Christians would agree that being in relationships with non-Christians can have some serious challenges But what about the cases where two people are Christians but are at totally different levels of spiritual maturity?Since I never write about relationships, I thought I would touch on a new subject today: relationships!Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? ” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. ” Hmm, if someone we love was struck with some horrible disease I would hope that we would pray for them non-stop, but instead Job’s wife gives him the amazing advice to “curse God and die” Now wouldn’t that would be the best “Get Well” card to send someone, I wonder why Hallmark hasn’t swooped in on that “We heard you were sick, so from all of us at the office: “Curse God and Die!To cap off my dating advice, I'd like to offer a warning and an encouragement. It does mean you have grounds for thinking it through with care. Finally, the encouragement: Men, make it your aim to be the first to encourage your sweetheart to be involved in fellowship with other believers, and the last to feed any desire to cut off from corporate worship.First the warning: If you enter the relationship and suddenly stop going to church, pray less, and read less, that's probably a sign it's not heading in a godly direction. Be as diligent about carving out time for corporate worship as you are in carving “alone time” (the benefits of which should probably also be up for debate). You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be.
There are some rather obvious tips like praying for each other in your daily devotions, encouraging each other to read the Scriptures, setting appropriate boundaries (emotional, spiritual, and so on), and pursuing sexual holiness. These devotions together can develop into a couple-centered spirituality that begins to replace the church-centered relationship with God that the New Testament actually prescribes.
Ultimately, remember, you're not the point of the relationship—Jesus is.
Point each other to Christ and let Christ knit you together as he sees fit.
In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say that if your relationship is a serious drag on your commitment to obeying Christ's commands to gather with the body, this is actually killing your relationship with Jesus, and is therefore, by definition, not a “Christian” relationship. Women, you want a man who has solid, healthy relationships with other men in the body of Christ.
Be as jealous for his time with body as you are about his time with you.