Character is always more important than chronology.
(For more on this you may want to read 4 Tips for Dating Someone Less Spiritually Mature as You.) The Greater the Age Difference the More Sacrifice Both Christians Will Need to Make My wife is five years older than me.
Speaking from personal experience, however, I have not found this socially awkward at all.
But if you want to date and marry someone who is in a different age bracket, you should expect to make sacrifices to be with this person in a relationship.
Know that the Younger Person Has More Changing to Do that the Older Person I was getting counseling to prepare for my future marriage with Bethany and as I was talking with the counselor he let me know there was no issue with me marrying an older woman.
Dating outside of your age range may help you meet more people and increase your chances of meeting someone you want to be in a relationship with.
But is it okay to date a Christian much older or younger than you? What advice is there for Christians who want to date someone or marry someone who’s older or younger?
For example, she had to wait for me to finish up school and get a better job before we could have kids and I was not going to be able to ease into adulthood slowly.
I finished my bachelor’s degree and we had our first child as I was finishing up my master’s degree.Your spiritual maturity refers to how much you know about the Bible and how much of that knowledge you live out in your life (Galatians -23).I’m not saying your physical age is not an important factor in relationships.Over the years we’ve both learned things about me that we didn’t know then. All people change over the years in some way or the other.We didn’t know how introverted I really was and how much large groups of people drain me. But when you want to date or marry someone who is younger or you are the younger one, just expect that the younger person has more transitioning to do in general than the older person.The Bible does not say anything directly about relationships between adults with a big age difference.