Because we are saved by God’s love in Jesus Christ, we are followers of Christ who obey His Word.
This means that desires for sex, romance, and fulfillment in a relationship will not rule my life.
When a Christian young man and young woman know God’s love for them, God will be first in their hearts.
He is committed to His people, promising to them that His love will never fade or change (Rom. This giving is the supreme activity of love by which God seeks our good by blessing us with all the blessings of salvation in Jesus Christ. A marriage will not be blessed unless both husband and wife love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength. The Christian husband and wife love God by obeying His commandments.
Specifically, they love God by loving the spouse God gives them with this sacrificial, unconditional love. It is not first of all a feeling, although a husband and wife must have feelings of love for each other.
Maybe some of you young women are eagerly waiting for the moment when a young man looks you in the eyes and affectionately pledges his love for you.
Maybe some of you young men look forward to making this pledge and hearing the response whispered in your ear, “I love you, too.” It feels good to be told, “I love you.” Some of you may have experienced this already in a dating relationship. When I have asked young people, engaged couples, and even some married couples what this means, many have struggled to answer.