What does the Bible say about single Christian women dating? The Bible has nothing specifically to say about single Christian women dating. In Biblical times marriages were arranged by fathers, but the Bible has some principles that would apply to that question. Here are a few:

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 tells Christians they are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers: “Light has no fellowship with darkness” (verse 14b). The way this would be applied is that Christians shouldn’t date non-Christians.

The Bible tells Christians to keep themselves pure (1 Timothy 5:22) and to flee from sexual immorality because their bodies are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:18-20). So to keep yourself pure, it’s better to avoid “making out” and doing other things that sexually arouse you or him. I guess holding hands and a goodnight kiss wouldn’t hurt.

I’d suggest you date a man for quite a while and really get to know him before committing yourself to marrying him. With God, marriage is supposed to be for keeps. So if a guy has a quick temper, can’t hold a job for long, watches pornography, seems immature in various ways, criticizes or complains about other people, these would be warning signs not to get serious with such a person. Ask the Lord for wisdom in discerning what he is really like.

Proverbs 3:5-6 is a good Scripture for a young woman who would like to get a good Christian man: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

May the Lord be your guide!


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