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Before our relationhip with each other, Different types of devotions for dating need to keep that relationship with God first and foremost.
By doing devotions together, a couple becomes closer. I don't think I've seen a couple who have done them and haven't although, there most likely have been some. Is it wise to become close like that to a person who you don't know if you'll be married to?
At first, I didn't like the thought of that. I downright hated it. But as I though about it, I think it makes sense. When I get married, I want to have that spiritual closeness with my husband and only with him. I don't want to have shared that with any other guy, no matter how much I cared about him or even if I loved him.
Even though we don't do devotions together, we do talk about spiritual things and talk about beliefs and doctrine and sometimes pray together. I'm talking about actual devotions. What do you think? We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today? Jun 1, 2. So many Christian couples thing in order to keep God first in their relationships they need to have devotional times and prayer times together but this just isn't true at all.
Like you said, if you are keeping God first in your personal relationships then you will be keeping God
Different types of devotions for dating in your relationship as a couple. Many ministers say that prayer between a couple is more intimate than sex and being married I can tell you this is true, it is the most intimate thing you can do together.
This can be dangerous in a dating relationship because the prayer and devotional time can turn quickly into an excuse to be alone together and grow in intimacy and that intimacy can quickly result in sexual immorality.
Jun 1, 3. Lizzi, before I give my view, let me say that I'm unsure whether you mean dating couple specific devotions or general devotions like Morning and Evening Spurgeon Personally I would not see a problem with it as long Different types of devotions for dating it took the place of your personal devotion time.
I wholeheartedly agree that to foster the most godly relationship with your SO, your personal times need to happen. But there is, I believe, a good purpose in occasionally talking about youe beliefs, doctrine and the like, but having it more formalised with a devotional guide.
Perhaps if you're doing the same devotional series it can be good to talk about issues that you thought about and the God moved you to act upon once a week.
Then you can know things that you can be praying about for them, and be able to offer your own perspectives, hence working together to enrich your understanding of God's word, and where your partner is in their walk with God. But I don't see the closeness that results from these times as anything different from any other "together" activity - IMHO, regardless of what you're doing, courting is gonna bring you and your SO closer together. Also, I don't any harm in a short prayer time each time that you go out or spend time together, be it at the beginning of a time when you're committing the next few hours to God, or at the end of it to thank God for the time you were able to spend together.
But in the end, to keep God at the centre of the relationship does require a personal commitment to spending time in the Lord's presence. However I don't see harm in supplementing this with activities that are centered around getting to understand God's word better, should it be going to church together, talking about issues relating to your SO's spiritual growth and maturity, or praying together for a short period.
And I think that if both people were strong enough in their maturity, they would be self-disciplined enough to not let any sort of intimate longings or temptations grab hold.
Just my 2 cents though. Jun 2, 4. Jun 2, 5. To be perfectly honest, my boyfriend and i don't do devos together because we're long distance Different types of devotions for dating we just don't come up with the best discussions off of some fill-out worksheet type of devo.