Let the Bible be your support system.
Are you a Christian who is dating but wonder why it’s so hard to meet someone and fall in love?
It’s tough to be a single Christian looking for love online. Dating apps like Christian Mingle, Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, and Match.com try to simplify things, but going out on dates can still feel like a lonely and complicated process.
What does the Bible say or where can you find a verse to get advice about dating for single Christians?
We have all been stuck in a rut when it comes to dating and being single and not sure where to go next. Maybe you aren’t being challenged at work, and the days and weeks are dragging by.
Maybe you don’t have a good group of friends, so you turn to a dating app to meet new people. There is no one by your side to share in your successes and failures. Maybe you have started to fall behind in your workouts, and you are feeling self-conscious about gaining a little weight.
Or maybe you’re single. All of these other problems can sometimes be overlooked if you have a partner to share them with. Someone to take on half of your burdens, to lighten your load. And someone whose load you can lighten.
We all want someone there to console us when we need comfort, someone to motivate us to keep going when we feel we can’t take another step, and someone to celebrate us when we succeed.
When we are single and feeling lonely, we think the only way to experience this partnership is in a relationship. But if you turn to the bible there are quite a few verses urging you to turn to the Lord for comfort and peace.
In the Bible, Christians who are dating can learn that God is always by our side. Through prayer, faith, and acts of kindness, you will find yourself on a path to the lord.
It is hard to put yourself out there. When you are feeling all of the effects of loneliness and stress and fatigue, it becomes increasingly difficult to go out and look for the one.
Here are 10 encouraging Bible verses about Christians dating for singles.
1. Christians who are dating must first, look to the Lord.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” — Matthew 6:33
2. Let God protect you when you’re single, from what you’re not ready for.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” — Corinthians 10:13
3. Give your dating life up to God
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”— James 4:7
4. Re-up your commitment to your faith while dating other Christians singles.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” — Corinthians 5:17
5. Trust in God to keep you in your comfort zone, even though dating and being a Christian is awkward.
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” — Galatians 5:16
6. Do everything in God’s name, even your dating life.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” — 1 Corinthians 10:31
7. Make sure you are treated right while dating.
“If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me.” —Genesis 31:50
8. Forgive yourself for youthful indiscretions.
“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” — 2 Timothy 2:22
9. Trust in the power of prayer, and ask God to help you when meeting people online.
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” — Psalm 37:4
10. Looking for love as a dating Christian is worth the hunt.
“Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-7