During the dating phase of a relationship is a great time to begin encouraging each other. You really shouldnt be dating until you’re in right relationship with God because it’s going to be difficult to abstain from sex if you are in the world. Even old folks who grew up in Christian homes are having babies out of the marriage covenant now because “everyone” is doing it. God’s way is still the best way and the Word of God tells you just how to do it.
Let’s talk about encouraging one another. Look at Proverbs 27:17. We have to sharpen one another. To sharpen me, you have to communicate with me and know a little something about my position in life. That means you have to quit looking so much at yourself and your needs, and begin looking at the needs of others. Let’s get at the root here. The bottom line is this. In a relationship IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU. Philippians 2:3 teaches us to esteem others higher than ourselves. This is certainly true in relationships. I believe there would be less divorce and less relationship discord if the parties involved esteemed the other higher than themselves. Let’s get practical here about what this means. This means that you go eat where they want to eat, you let them pick the movie, you cater to their likes, whenever you want to buy yourself a treat – you get one for them instead . . . you give them a gift on YOUR birthday . . . we should encourage and build each other up . . . and not tear and push each other down. Remember that God can take what’s broken and restore it. Remember that the devil is the one who broke it in the first place and his plan is to destroy it in any way possible. Encourage one another in the Lord. Reply to this post with comments. Be blessed.