Your potential is determined by your purity

“Your potential is determined by your purity. If your motives are pure, there is nothing God cannot do through you.” That’s a quote from a recent Mark Batterson blog post. It rang true for me and my motives for this website. The future possibilities, your dreams, your God-given vision are all determined by the ‘heart […]

Have you ever wondered why you don’t see any church weddings in the Bible? Some things to think about: The Bible word sometimes translated ‘fornication’ does not mean ‘sex before marriage.’ In the Bible, weddings were purely secular. Under Old Testament law, casual sex was impossible. For an unmarried man to have sex with an […]

The Answer to All Christian Dating Problems!!

Pastor Mark Driscoll, out of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, can easily offend people with his boldness and confrontational preaching style. But when it comes to relationships, whether it be dating or in marriage, I know no better source. This is a clip from his 9 Misconceptions preaching series, this one being on dating. I […]

Not Permissible: The promiscuous lifestyle

There’s a tongue-in-cheek saying one of my theology professors used to suggest to us: “Don’t have sex standing up–it may lead to dancing!” It’s a comical statement meant to shine light on a trend among many Christians: believers seem to be more accepting and forgiving of those involved in fornication (premarital sex) and adultery (extramarital […]

Not Permissible: LGBT Lifestyle

Things that are Not Permissible… To start off, when talking about relationships between two people, we are implying a boy and a girl. That’s probably obvious to most, but let’s not assume. Perhaps an argument could be made that the same principles of dating could apply to Christians who happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, […]

Not Permissible: Let’s build a foundation

There are many things in Scripture which are by and large open for interpretation. EIP is meant to make those areas a little clearer. There are many other things that are clear from Scripture how we need to apply them in our own context. As a foundation, I want to start the conversation of Everything […]

Not following the rules

It’s interesting how the culture we grow up in impresses upon us unspoken rules that are expected of us. You should shake hands with a person you’re meeting. You should shower often enough so you don’t stink! You shouldn’t pass gas in front of women… often. When it comes to dating, there’s a lot of […]

The purpose of this blog will be to ponder the topic of biblical relationships in dating and purity. Over the years, I’ve come to greatly appreciate the importance of staying pure and keeping ones boundaries while getting to know a person of the opposite sex. My ideas will likely be considered traditional in tune, but […]