6) Define your values.
Define your standards in advance. The time to think through any potentially perilous situation is before it happens.
If you traveled to a large city, you would get clear directions to your exact destination so you don’t end up in an unsafe area. You would plan ahead to avoid danger. The same goes for dating.
If holding to your values is important to you, take time to identify them before you start dating. Fortify them in advance with your firm intentions.
Don’t hesitate to state where you stand. Some Christian singles are reluctant to voice their convictions for fear of being labeled “old-fashioned” or “narrow-minded.”
But it’s best to be up-front about what is and is not acceptable to you.
Many awkward and compromising situations can be avoided by simply being honest with your date about your standards.
If your dating partner resists your efforts to be true to your beliefs, then do yourself a favor—gracefully bow out.