4 key questions to ask when dating a Christian
Are you considering dating a Christian? Whether you share their faith or are just interested in dating someone religious, here are four key questions to ask
So you’ve found someone with whom you’re compatible, and he or she identifies as a Christian. Maybe you matched because you both share a commitment to your faith. Did you know eharmony was founded by a Christian psychologist? That’s one of the reasons we’re committed to Christian dating and helping religious singles find love. In fact, our Compatibility Matching System is designed to match Christian single men and women based on core values and beliefs.
And whether you’re a committed Christian or just interested in dating someone religious, here’s a little Christian dating advice designed to help you determine whether you should move forward in a long-term, committed relationship.
Do we share the same values?
Sure, attraction and shared interests are important in a relationship, but common values are another thing to consider. If one partner values religion and faith, it’s crucial that the other either be accepting of it or share those same values. How closely do your morals align? What are your beliefs and those of your date? What’s important to you when it comes to relationships, dating, alcohol, intimacy, marriage, family, career, and child rearing? Do you have enough in common to take the relationship to the next level? Values are the ultimate litmus test of compatibility.
What does spirituality look like to you?
Does being a Christian mean going to church three times a week? Daily prayer? Prayer as a couple? Before taking your relationship to the next level, determine whether your spirituality is aligned and how important that is in a prospective mate. Potential questions to ask a date:
- What does being a Christian mean to you?
- How important is it that we share the same religious beliefs and religious life?
- What is your relationship with God?
What are your dating boundaries?
According to the Bible, God designed sexual relations to exist within the context of marriage. For a successful Christian relationship, clarify physical boundaries—what’s acceptable and what’s not—with your date and stick to them.
What role will faith play in your future?
Maybe don’t ask this on a first date, but as your relationship grows, you’ll want to ensure you grow in the same direction as a couple. If marriage is in the cards, will your prospective partner want a religious ceremony? What are his or her views on birth control? How soon will he or she want children? And how will he or she want to raise those children with regard to religion? If you’re different denominations, how will you decide which faith your children will adopt? Will either of you seek advice from religious leaders in the event of marriage disputes?
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