Roman catholic rules for dating

All I want is Your will, because what You want for me is best.

I want to serve You with all my heart whether married or single.

Singleness is a very special time in our lives when we are free from the duties and responsibilities of marriage, and we are thus free to serve the Lord in a very unique way: "He that is _____________________ careth for [is concerned about] the things that belong to the Lord, how he may ________________ the Lord" (1 Cor. You may not be single forever, so enjoy the time that you have. Use your time in serving the Lord and in doing good to all men, especially those of the ______________________ of _______________ (Galatians ).

The believer can pray this prayer: "Lord, if you want me to be married, show me the person that You have for me, in Your time and in Your way. And Lord, if you don't want me to be married, that's fine with me.

Better to go slowly and do it right, in God's time and in God's way. " "Do I have the maturity that is needed to be the right kind of wife or husband?

" "Do I have a mature relationship with the Lord that is marked by faithful and consistent living, and steady obedience to the Lord Jesus?

" If a person is not ready for marriage, then this person is not ready for dating.

Most teenagers begin dating long before they should.

If you really love God and are His child, then He has a wonderful plan for your life (see Romans ).

In Romans 12:1 the Christian is told: "Be not ___________________________ to this world, but be ye ______________________________ by the renewing of your mind." In other words, don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold!

For example, don’t let television, movies or the internet be your guide as to what is proper and improper in the area of dating, sex and marriage.

The most important person that we can have a relationship to is the Lord Jesus Christ. Put the Lord first, and then show a healthy concern and interest in others!

If you honor the Lord, He will honor you (see 1 Samuel and Matthew ).

Though we should be friendly all and show a loving concern for all people, what should be true about our closest companions and associates (Psalm 1)? Most people would agree that a sixteen year old is too young to be thinking about marriage.

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