As a Christian, one of the most important things in your life should be your relationships. God has told us to love him first and foremost.
But he has told us the second most important part of our life is to love other people (Matthew 22:36-40). Therefore, our human relationships should be ultra-important to us. Whether it is a marriage or a dating relationship, there are certain biblical principles that can help you have healthier connections with the people you love. There are so many things that could be said when covering a huge topic like “Christian Relationship Advice.”
Here are just 7 of the top Christian principles I believe can help your marriage or dating relationship.
1.How You Treat Her/Him Is a Reflection of Your Relationship With God
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
It’s amazing to think that all the laws God had for his people in the Old Testament are reduced to just two. But why not just one? Why isn’t the whole law summed up in “Love God.” It seems the first law relates more to the condition of heart and the second law relates more to the external expression of the heart. When you are obeying the first law to love God in your whole self (i.e. heart, soul, and mind), you will automatically fulfill the second greatest commandment through your actions (loving your neighbor).
And vice-versa. If you don’t love God, you will disobey the heart of the entire moral law.Those that have the lowest view of God have the lowest value for human life. God is the source of all morality and true love. When you disbelieve in him, you begin to lose your moral bearing and ability to love. He’s the standard to which all humans are accountable to.