“For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely them.Satan takes the infinite wisdom and love of the Father, and makes him sound overprotective.“The serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die’” (Genesis 3:4). And he’s still telling the same lies in dating today.Satan takes the wisdom and love in good boundaries and makes them look stingy, overprotective, and unnecessary. ” That’s where most of our conversations about boundaries begin.He drew a line in the sand for our safety, and to secure our greatest happiness in marriage.Setting good boundaries in dating will rest on recognizing and even appreciating God’s one massive boundary. Any man who is not your husband is not your husband.
Boundaries are hard to keep, at least in part, because Satan convinces us we’re only sacrificing and never gaining, that we’re holed up in this dark, cold, damp cave called Christian dating. Christ came to us not to enslave us, though, but to liberate us.
“He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”? Do you hear the manipulation and deception — making freedom look like slavery?
Why did God tell them not to eat from the one tree?
Many couples get boundaries wrong because we’re asking the wrong questions.
What if you and your boyfriend (or girlfriend) started by asking a different question?