I’m not claiming to have this down, or to always get it right.In fact, I feel able to talk and write about this topic precisely because I have got it wrong so many times and God has consistently shown me grace and turned my mistakes into good.
Holiness is allowing the Spirit to govern natural desires and sin is when natural desires are allowed to run the show.
Desire is good, but without discipline it can lead you down a path full of unnecessary hurts.
Whenever I am thinking on or praying about relationships, mine or other peoples, this verse is always an excellent foundation.
God makes things work for your good, and that includes your dating life.
He points me to Christ, shares wisdom, prays for and with me, encourages me when I am feeling doubtful and fights with me to hold firm to my faith and the values we share.