When going through uncertainty in a relationship, people often look to a person they can vent to.
Everybody needs that somebody who can guide them when life starts getting less stable. When you’re in love with someone, it’s great to be able to have a source of counsel. But I’ve said this before in earlier articles and I’ll say it again. You’ll never have to look further than The Scriptures when you’re searching for the signs you need to understand love.
You don’t have to be a religious person to benefit from what is in the Bible. When I first started contributing to BlackLoveAdvice.com, I wanted to start off by sticking to the faith-based concepts that explain what The Word says when it comes to how we should be interacting with opposite gender.
I didn’t want to necessarily come off as a Bible thumper, but it’s hard to ignore common sense verses that tell us how to love in a healthy way. For me, it’s always an easy task to start flipping through the pages to make sense of it all before picking up the pieces. Here are four undeniable truths that the Bible reveals about love and relationships.
1. For love to benefit a person, they must be humble.
1 Corinthians 13 verses 4-7 says: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Actually the whole thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is nicknamed the Love Chapter. Many people don’t know how to be down to earth and this is why they are failing at relationships. This goes for men and women. Arrogance is more so proof of how incomplete you are rather than a trait of confidence.
2. Being faithful isn’t just an acceptable behavior, it’s good for your body.
1 Corinthians 6 verse 8 says: ee from sexual immorality. “Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” Sleeping with multiple partners at one time is an unhealthy way to live even if you’re single. Doing it while you’re in a relationship is definitely infidelity. Not only that, it’s risky behavior to be engaged in and it can result in bad health consequences.
3. A man and woman together are a force beyond one gender existing alone.
Matthew 19 verse 6 says: “So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” When a man and woman finally marry, the potential for a better life becomes increased. The Word tells us time and again that our father in heaven will bless this type of union.
4. Men are supposed to choose women as mates, not other men.
Leviticus 18 verse 22 says: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” The law of the land has recently allowed for men and women to legally marry a member of their own gender. However, natural procreation cannot come from such a union and so The Word has never allowed it.
Same sex relationships have definitely been going on since the biblical times. But time after time, our heavenly father has punished nations like ancient Rome for allowing these kinds of relationships. I’m not what you would call an expert on world history, but the Bible certainly gives you a bit of this.
Societies such as Sodom and Gomorrah, Ur, Babylon, and the Greek society all failed tremendously. It’s also no secret that these societies allowed rampant homosexuality prior to their epic failures. America and other western nations have all the hallmarks of these ancient societies. One day, they will all feel the wrath of our heavenly father for disavowing his desires.
While I have never claimed to be perfect, I definitely see the benefits of striving for perfection. People on earth everywhere can find the keys to a better love life by studying the teachings of Christianity. Being steadfast to these teachings will make you a controversial person. However, the story of our Savior should always give you an example of the strength needed to persevere through any kind of persecution.