Driscoll added that because of this, he and his wife to be "had to talk and walk through some things" before they decided to get married.
The first few dates with someone are exciting but they can also be nerve- racking.
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, said that after receiving a "flood" of questions on the topic of Christian dating, intimacy and living together, he wanted to address the top three inquires in his weekly video response.
Driscoll said that in all cases, including the three questions he addressed, Christians need to seek God's will first above all other things.1. The first question had to do with the "line" in dating, with readers asking where is the boundary that should not be crossed during a casual or serious dating relationship.
How should older single Christians approach dating?
Lastly, he focused on older singles and how they approach dating, and pointed out that they would have already had a number of important life experiences, such as embarking on a career or buying a house, and so have more responsibility for themselves.
Dating should be fun but during the first few dates you should also be focusing on gathering information to determine if your date is compatible with what you are looking for.
Your date will probably treat you very similarly to how he or she treated past mates.
Don’t commit to a stranger, learn as much as you can about how your date grew to become the person that he or she is today. What is your date’s current job title and where does he or she hope to be in the future? How do your date’s goals complement or conflict with yours?
What a person does for a living can say a lot about who they are. Is the work that she does life threatening or dangerous? It’s important to know where your date is now and where he or she is headed in the future so you can know if you want to go along for the ride. How many serious relationships has your date had in the past and why did they end? Does your date blame all of the failures of the past on the other person or does your date take some responsibility?
Driscoll first responded by asserting that the question is wrong, saying it should be more about when is the right time, rather than where is the line."Well, what's your heart's motive?
If you're trying to get away with as much as you can, your aim might not be to glorify God.You must check your heart motive," Driscoll suggested.