Bible Verses About Dating - Christian relationships are talked about throughout the Bible in the Old and New Testaments.
The Bible covers topics relating to dating, relationships, friendships, forgiveness, and others that help provide biblical guidance for Christians to follow.
(Hmm, sort of the opposite of what I learned in church- "you HAVE TO read the bible every day, and you HAVE TO go to church every Sunday, or else you're a bad Christian and you should feel guilty about it.") Responsibility means you do what you've committed to in the relationship, and you say no to things that aren't your responsibility. (Purity culture's use of the term "boundaries" doesn't count, because it just means "God said you can't have sex- yeah nothing about this is your choice at all.") As I understand it, the idea behind "boundaries" is that there will always be some jerks out there- you can't change them, but you set rules about the extent to which they will be allowed in your life.
So they can go be a jerk and engage in destructive behavior on their own time, but you make sure you don't give them an opportunity to do that crap with you.
By responsibility, we mean your ability to execute your tasks in keeping the relationship healthy and loving, as well as being able to say no to things you shouldn't be responsible for.
Free people make commitments because they feel it's the right thing to do, and they are wholehearted about it.
The point of boundaries is to protect your own mental and emotional health.
It's about setting rules on the way people treat you, and what kinds of behavior you will or will not tolerate.
I don't know about the rest of y'all who grew up in American evangelicalism, but this sounds like "moral relativism" to me.
Use our Bible verses by topic page to quickly find scriptures about popular topics.Simply put, many of the struggles people experience in dating relationships are, at heart, caused by some problem in the areas of freedom and responsibility.