Get out of the danger zone

Christian and red flags in dating

Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. In bad relationships, bad things happen and will continue to happen if you let them. There will often be red flags that maybe we should see to save ourselves pain and heartache later on down the line. The reason that we are not to marry an unbeliever is because they can lead us away from the Lord.

When their relationship is more about the experience and less about the person, this is a red flag. Yes, that means break up and move on. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. This is another red flag in a Christian dating relationship.

God does not lead

Issues like the divinity of Christ, the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus, salvation through faith and grace alone, and many other similar issues are tier one. However, it is a red flag if a guy or girl has shown a pattern of non-committal behavior recently in a past relationships. When you really care about something, you take the time to invest and do it right. Sometimes people get together because they want to hold onto the experience. God created sex for husbands and wives to enjoy and also as a way to procreate.

No relationship will ever be perfect. When Tamar resisted Amnon he overpowered her. It is amazing how time goes by and when I was given this article title to write, I was instantly intrigued. God gives each person free will.

While I believe this is a general principle that offers some wisdom, I also want to be careful to say that the past is not a guaranteed indicator of the future. One danger with physical attraction is that it can sometimes cause us to overlook red flags in other areas. He waits to be wanted, and so should you. This may not seem like a red flag.

That is playing with fire as the heart can be easily bent and emotionally attached to someone. There are levels to our differences as Christians.

When God gave the Israelites an exodus opportunity, they took it. It certainly does not have to be like that.

God does not lead through doubt. This type of pattern always happens with idolatry. You should be physically attracted to the person you are married to.

This type of pattern always