Bible verses we can apply to dating Click on bible verse link to see what is says. 

  • 2 Tim 3:16, 17 (Bible is the basis for determining what is right and wrong.)
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-7:19 (command to be pure, seriousness of sexual sin and instructions regarding marriage)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 (do not wrong or defraud one another in relationships — by implying a relationship or commitment by your words or conduct that does not actually exist)
  • Proverbs 6:20-7:27 (warning to avoid sexual sin and foolish relationships)
  • James 1:13-15 (temptation is to be taken very seriously)
  • Romans 13:8-14 (love others, work for their soul's good; don't look to please self)
  • Romans 14:1-15:7 (favor others, not self; value what's good to their souls)
  • 1 Timothy 5:1-2 (treat single women as sisters in Christ, with absolute purity)
  • Titus 2:1-8 (young men and women should focus on self-control/godliness)
  • John 14:15 (if you love Christ, you will obey His commands — read: above your own desires — and live biblically)

Useful Information


You might not have all the characteristics of infatuation in the above link.  You may not have trouble with excessive physical intimacy, or suffer from insomnia.  Or you don't want sex now.  Are you more concerned about your feelings than the person you are to whom you are attracted?  Is it all about satisfying your desire for companionship, or about what's best for the other person?  Are you still pursuing the person even though they are not interested in you?  Does the desire for someone dominate your thoughts? ("You shall worship the Lord with all of your mind...")
    infatuation definitions:
1) the emotional impulse of love, untested by time or circumstance (from above website)
2) To prepossess or incline to a person or thing in a manner not justified by prudence or reason; to inspire with an extravagant or foolish passion, too obstinate to be controlled by reason. Men are often infatuated with a love of gaming, or of sensual pleasure. (from Websters 1828 Dictionary)
As mentioned above, infatuation is a highly emotional experience not rooted in reason. For this reason, it can tend to dominate or control a person.
"12 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything." -1 Cor 6:12
Attraction itself is not the problem, the problem is when that attraction starts dominating one's thoughts and life. It can become an idol and a distraction from following God.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 2 Cor 10:5

Having attraction is natural, but attraction out-of-control is bondage.

He said that while more than half of adolescents use movies and the media as their “greatest source of sexual information” many could not differentiate between what they saw on a screen and what they confronted in real life.  Is this the best source of information?

They also concluded that for every hour of exposure to sexual content on-screen, participants were more than five times more likely to lose their virginity within six years.

"Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners, and are less likely to use condoms with casual sexual partners," said Dr Ross O'Hara, who led the study.

This is not just true of teenagers. For everyone the things that we watch have a cumulative impact on how we think. Our brains are like a computer. If we put garbage in our brains, garbage will come out. Garbage in-garbage out.

There's Nothing Brief About a Hookup

Chemicals released in the brain cause a person to have an emotional and physical link to their sex partner that's not supposed to exist before marriage.

Young women, especially, are likely to spiral into a depression when the source of their addiction isn’t interested in another hookup. A 2003 study from the conservative Heritage Foundation found that 25.3% of sexually active teenage girls experienced depression, compared to 7.7% of sexually abstinent girls.

The study found that 14.3% of sexually active girls attempted suicide, compared to 5.1% of their virgin peers.

Married couples who pray together are much less likely to get a divorce.