Dating someone older in age
We do know that Abraham was 10 years older than Sarah (Genesis ), but there are no other couples in the Bible where both individuals’ ages are given.It is often assumed, for example, that Joseph was significantly older than Mary.The only biblical warnings that might apply to an age difference in marriage in some situations concern marrying for lust or money: we are to avoid lust (1 John ) and the love of money (Hebrews 13:5).The best course of action is to pray to God for wisdom concerning any prospective relationship (James 1:5).
You mentioned that you are not trying to live out some father figure fantasy.
Question: "What does the Bible say about age differences in relationships?
" Answer: The Bible very rarely gives us age examples in marriage relationships (or in any other situation, for that matter).
Dear Christine, I started dating a man and we have an amazing connection. I had NEVER considered or imagined I would be drawn to someone so much older. Do I turn away what seems to be my perfect match because of the age gap?
We have endless and effortless conversations about the myriad interests we share, he's hilarious (and he thinks I am too), we share the same values in life, I feel like I can be 100% myself with him. Let me be clear, I'm not drawn to him because he "fathers me." I have a great, solid relationship with my dad and have no issues there.