Dating part 1

Intro: When you get married one day, where would you like to go on your honeymoon?


  1. Gen 2:18, Phil 4:19 God tells us that he will provide all of our needs, this includes the need we have for a husband or a wife.
    1. Psalms 27:14 God however doesn’t tell us when he will bring the right person for us, he wants us to trust him and wait on his timing.
      1. Prov 19:2 Many Christian youth and young adults have a difficult time waiting on God, and enter into wrong dating relationships.
      2. Judges 14:2-3 We must realize that just because someone likes you, or is available doesn’t mean they are Gods will for you.
    2. Judges 16: 19-21 If you end up marrying the wrong person, you could forfeit Gods plan for you in ministry, and have many problems.
  2. Ecc 12:1, Mt 6:33 God desires for us to serve him in the ministry when we’re young, and allow God to bring the right person to us in his timing.
    1. S.S. 2:7, 3:5, 8:4, Ecc 3:8 The Bible tells us that we are to wait on love, we don’t need to be in dating relationships under 18 years old.
      1. Prov 11:14, 15:22 When considering someone to date after we have sought God, we should consult several spiritual authorities for confirmation, and be open if they have objections or concerns.
      2. Phil 3:13 If you have made mistakes in the past, God can forgive you, but you should learn from them, and submit to Gods will now.
      3. Prov 3:5-6 To acknowledge God in all your ways means to allow him to direct all of the decisions you make.
    2. Mark 8:34 If we’re going to follow God, we need to follow him in all areas, especially with decisions like who we are going to marry.


  1. Why do you think that it is so difficult for many youth and young adults to wait on God for the right person in his perfect timing?
  2. What are some of the reasons youth should not date until they are over the age of 18?
  3. Why is it so vital for us to seek God in prayer and fasting before we even consider entering into a dating relationship?
  4. Why is it so important to consult spiritual authorities and be open for any concerns they may share with us before dating someone?

End: Pray for all those who either are in dating relationships that aren’t of God, or those who are having a hard time waiting on God, then take requests.