Prayer dating relationships
Have you ever started a new dating relationship with every good intention to pursue sexual purity, yet within a few weeks you cross a line you promised you never would?
Are you currently in a dating relationship and your purity is hanging on for dear life, with too many close calls with your boyfriend/girlfriend every date night?
” My mind wandered for a brief moment; no one had ever asked me that before.
I figured we all knew what that “looked” like as Christians.
Dating Policy for First-Semester Students During their first semester, students that are not in a dating relationship before enrolling at IHOPU are invited into a “time of consecration.” This time of consecration is where the students agree together as a class not to date or pursue anyone in a courtship for the entire first semester.
This is to help create an atmosphere where students can spend their time focusing on the Lord through prayer and their studies without being distracted by the dynamics that relationships often bring.
However, in the second half of our dating years, we did what was said to be the impossible – we went backwards.
Should they pray with their significant others, or is couple's prayer an intimate activity that is better suited for marriage?Brainstorming A Godly Relationship So, how could we keep God first in our relationship?I told him we could go to a park, and make it a habit to read His Word together.Students that are already in a relationship before enrolling are encouraged to pray together as a couple and ask the Lord what they can offer to the Lord in their relationship that would enable them to participate in the time of consecration with the rest of their class at some level. Students that are dating or engaged are encouraged to inform their friendship group leader about their relationship to ask them for prayer and accountability.Use of Substances IHOPU is committed to maintaining an environment that is conductive to wellness and godly self-development of individuals.