When we study the gracious attitudes and actions that Christ pours out on his church—loving, caring, cherishing, submitting even to death—we ask ourselves, “How does my spouse show these same attributes to me and to others?
Your fleshly nature will be tempted to become physically intimate if you make the conditions right and lock yourselves away from others. Marrying someone you are attracted to is not superficial – it’s good and necessary!I love my friends, but I’m sure I won’t find myself cuddling with them at night and reading a couple’s devotional on the Song of Solomon (whoa… On the flip side, I doubt you would be upset visualizing your sweetheart having read the book of James with a classmate (guy or girl) in a public library or café for the purpose of studying God’s Word and not emotionally connecting.So, under what circumstance is it appropriate to read the Bible with a boyfriend or girlfriend? Reading the Bible together sounds like it would be the safest activity in the world, but don’t be fooled. empty house, secluded room of a building, etc.) while dating can invite unnecessary temptation into your relationship.—Valerie Van Kooten Let’s Talk • What attributes in each other have we sometimes taken for granted that others have helped us see?• What qualities of Christ do I see working in you?