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How to have a good christian dating relationship

In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.

Suddenly the issues of sex and boundaries start to arise, and teens find themselves having to choose sides on "hot button" topics like homosexuality and abortion.

There is a lot of growing to do in all aspects of relationships, and having Biblical and Christian guidance is essential.

Let's go through what I hope will become the usual drill here.

I will lay out what I view to be applicable biblical principles and passages on this topic, and then I and the editors will leave it to you to follow up with blog posts, comments and discussion.

This is also why Christian teens need to work at keeping their friendships strong.

Think of the traits that are important in any relationship like honesty and trust, and they apply to your friends.

Numbers 30:3-16 talks about a transfer of authority from the father to the husband when a woman leaves her father's house and is united to her husband. I cannot tell you how many men I have counseled who are terrified to commit, worrying that as soon as they do, "something better will come walking around the corner." Selfishness is not what drives a biblical marriage, and therefore should not be what drives a biblical courtship.

The Song of Solomon showcases the meeting, courtship and marriage of a couple — always with marriage in view. Biblical courtship recognizes the general call to "do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves" (Philippians 2:3, NIV).

Avoiding pitfalls like gossip and lying go a long way in building friendships that last a lifetime.

Ways to learn more about how to be a good friend: Dating is the part of many Christian teens' lives.

Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy? Isn't it sex outside of marriage that Scripture explicitly prohibits?