Dating –  the process of evaluating whether or not we are meant to marry a particular person.

What are the key parts of this definition of dating?

Have you ever thought of dating as being a time of evaluating? Why is this important?



What kind of pressures do you feel when it comes to relationships?  Why do many people feel pressured to be in a relationship?

What are some important things to consider before you start dating?

What are some dangers of dating too early?

Who You Date Matters

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers…What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? -1 Corinthians 6:14-15

What do you think it means to be yoked to someone?

Can you be friends with someone and not be yoked? Why?

Can you be in a dating relationship with someone and not be yoked?

Why should a believer only be in a committed relationship with another believer?

What problems could dating someone that doesn’t live for Christ cause? What about marrying one?

List the positive qualities you are looking for in a person to marry. (FYI, these should be the same qualities that you look for in who you date).

Do you have any deal breakers?

Final thoughts

Why do people continue to date someone they are not compatible with?

What would you recommend a friend do if they were in a relationship with someone they weren’t compatible with?