Bible devotions for dating couples

If looked at from a godly perspective, sex in the Bible is a very good thing. When we honor God's boundaries, sex is a very good and beautiful thing. Not only did God design sex for reproduction--for us to make babies--he created sexual intimacy for our pleasure. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

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People tell us how much they love this, or love that, or even love each other...

but what does love really mean, or should we say, what is love?

I’m glad we didn’t give up on our relationship when we didn’t always feel “in love” as we had before, because we would never have experienced the benefits that were just around the corner.

We would have missed the fruit that comes through years of building memories—raising children, working through problems and trials, enjoying romantic getaways, working together to implement a shared vision for families.

She had Alzheimer’s disease and would be very ugly to him some days.

Yet every day he told her, “I love you.” One day the head nurse called him into her office.

Now, after more than three decades together, we know that our love is much more than a feeling—it’s a lifelong commitment.

I shudder when I think of the shallow love that we had for each other when we first married.

Maybe you've gotten the impression that God thinks sex is bad, but the Bible says something quite contrary. Sex is a gift from God to be fully enjoyed by married couples.

As young Christians, we've probably been warned not to have sex before marriage. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

I’m reminded of a great story of covenant-keeping love.