Why is it that so many of us desire godly things but go about them in ungodly ways? So many women come to me for advice about dating that leads to marriage, but they are seeking approval for unholy unions. Consent between two adults does not erase the fact that fornication, adultery, and petting among other things is sinful. Nor, does getting married undefile the marriage bed.
Can our Sorvereign God bless a marriage that started off unholy? Absolutely, God forgives a repentant heart. Yet, all sin has consequences and it is time we start teaching what the Bible says about sex, marriage, and dating/courting. We cannot compromise Biblical standards any longer silently surrendering to the culture while Christians continue to live in sin, youth in the church are having babies out of wedlock, and adultery is running rampant in the pews.
Next week, I will start a 3 part series of the Bilblical principles of sex. Many of our relationship issues stem from an improper view of this topic and NOBODY talks about it and churches don't even teach about it. Sex is a dirty word? No, sex is a beautiful expression of love and unity that was designed by God to be holy within a marriage between a man and woman.
Wanting a spouse is a godly thing yet we must use godly ways when waiting on the Lord for anything.