If you want to know how to maintain a godly relationship in readiness for marriage, then this post is what you are looking for that will show you how to maintain a healthy godly relationship.
It’s just a matter of fact that maintaining a godly relationship that honors God is hard considering the times we are living in where sexual immorality and fornication are now commonplace.
However, this post will give you 7 helpful tips that will be more than enough for you to maintain a godly relationship that honors God if you are aspiring to be a godly wife or husband.
With that said, let’s look at how to maintain a godly relationship in an ungodly world in 7 easy steps so that your Christian relationship brings glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Easy Ways To Maintain A Godly Relationship.
Below are the 7 tips that will help you have and maintain a healthy relationship that is godly and chaste and free from the defilement of sexual immorality and fornication.
- Flee Sexual Immorality.
- Be Chaste.
- Practice Forgiveness.
- Practice Unconditional Love.
- Pray For Grace.
- Be Of The Same Faith.
- Pray For Each Other.
1. Flee Sexual Immorality.
If you are to maintain a godly relationship in preparation for a godly marriage as a godly man or godly woman, you need to flee sexual immorality and fornication, which is now commonplace in society and sadly in the church today.
The apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:18 in the New Testament that we need to flee all forms of sexual immorality and fornication that have ruined the lives of many careless believers and Christians.
As a person pursuing a godly relationship or Christian dating, sexual purity must be a high priority to you. If you are a godly woman, you must not open your legs to any man or let any man see your nakedness other than your future husband.
On the other hand, if you are a godly man who wants a godly marriage, don’t pump and dump your seed on any woman you come across as real godly man practice self-control. Sexual purity is the way if you want to maintain a godly relationship.
2. Be Chaste.
The second vital thing you need to do if you are practicing godly dating is that you need to be chaste. Implying that you must not give your body to fornication or practice any kind of sexual intimacy before marriage.
Sadly, many people don’t practice chastity in their relationships and just obey what their carnal flesh tells them to do. As a Christian, you need to practice temperance in all things including sex as 1 Corinthians 9:25 tells us.
Yes, God knows you have sexual feelings but that doesn’t mean you must behave like an animal. As a Christian woman, don’t turn yourself into a public toilet where every Jim and Jack can dump their seed into you. Keep your legs crossed, please.
As a man, don’t just careless pump and dump your seed into any woman you come across just because your carnal flesh is telling you to do so. Be disciplined and practice self-control.
3. Practice Forgiveness.
It’s just a matter of fact that forgiveness is crucial in any godly relationship or godly marriage if those relationships are to stand the test of time.
You need to understand that the person you plan to spend your life with is not perfect or an angel. Due to this, offenses are bound to happen even in a godly relationship or marriage.
Therefore, you need to be willing to forgive your partner if they offend you in one way or another other as it will show you understand what true love is all about. Many relationships don’t last as they lack forgiveness.
We are told in Ephesians 4:32 that we must be loving, and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as God for Christ’s sake has freely forgiven us. This is especially true if you are in a relationship that consists of two imperfect people.
4. Practice Unconditional Love.
If you are to maintain a godly relationship or any romantic relationship you are in that’s Christ-led, you need to practice the selfless agape love 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 talks about which seems to be lacking in many relationships and marriages today.
Implying that you need to selflessly love and serve your partner without expecting anything in return. If you truly love your partner with Christ-like love, you won’t say,” I will only love you if you do X, Y, and Z for me or if you treat me well.”
Instead, you will love selflessly because God selflessly loved you first. Jesus Christ tells us in John 13:34 that we must love each other, especially as couples in a relationship or marriage, as He loved us.
Naturally, it’s not possible to selflessly love another person due to the selfish nature we are all born with. This explains why many worldly relationships break up over petty things, as most don’t understand what true love is about.
5. Pray For Grace.
You also need to pray for grace if you are in a godly relationship to help you overcome any sexual temptation to commit sexual immorality as it’s God’s will that will abstain from fornication or sexual intimacy outside marriage (1 Thessalonians 4:3).
Praying for grace will help you maintain your sexual purity without defiling yourselves. You need to understand that you can’t overcome your carnal fleshy desires tempting you to commit sexual sin by your own strength.
Only God’s grace as Titus 2:11,12 tells us will empower you as a Christian woman or Christian man to deny the sexual urges of your flesh to commit sexual immorality or defile your body with sexual sin.
Without the grace of Jesus Christ upon your life, you won’t be able to overcome the urge to fulfill your fleshy desires via fornication with your sinful partner. Hence, maintaining a godly relationship undefiled by fornication will be impossible in such situations.
6. Be Of The Same Faith.
The other important thing you need to do if you are a person who wants a healthy Christian marriage in the future free from unnecessary drama, you need to be of the same Christian faith.
Doing so will help you avoid many future unnecessary conflicts having to do with your various faiths that may strain your relationship.
As Amos 3:2 in the old testament tells us, two people can’t walk together unless they agree. So, if you want a healthy godly relationship, ensure that the person you are dating shares the same faith with you and is equally yoked in the same beliefs.
If you don’t do that, you are setting yourself up for unnecessary trouble especially when you get married and have children when it comes to deciding which faith you want to raise your children in.
7. Pray For Each Other.
Last but not least if you are to maintain a godly relationship that will stand the test of time and result in a marriage, prayer is crucial for the long-term sustenance of your relationship with your potential partner you pale to spend the rest of your life with.
Praying for each other as couples in a romantic relationship will help you have the grace to forgive each other when offenses arise which they will. Remember, a praying couple is a powerful couple.
Prayer will also protect your relationship from any satanic attacks that may try to separate you through petty misunderstandings, offenses, or disagreements.
James 5:16 tells us that we must pray for each other as well as confess our faults to each other which is very relevant in a relationship or marriage. Failure to observe that bible verse is one of the major reasons many relationships aren’t lasting today.
I hope the above post on how to maintain a godly relationship will finally help you have and maintain a healthy godly relationship that is chaste and brings glory to God. In closing, if this post has been beneficial to you in the pursuit of a godly relationship, let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. God bless.
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