God said, “It is not good that man should be alone” (Genesis for us!Marriages are not only a basis for happiness, they offer us longer and better-quality lives.In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices. But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed.
Courtship is that final phase before marriage when a man and a woman are lead to courtship, and courtship will include dating, but dating need not have romantic overtones. Why doesn’t modern dating promote healthy relationships? This usually allows everyone to feel more relaxed around one another before guys and girls start dating one-on-one. Why do you think counselors recommend dating many different people? Would it be wise to date someone not of the same faith? Does it matter if not everyone included on a group date is of the same faith? What are some things you should know about a person before dating him or her? Proverbs tells us to be extremely careful about our affections. In what ways does God figure into your dating practices?
The foundation for a good marriage is laid long before the wedding ceremony. Before parents allow dating, they should teach and encourage their children to follow biblical standards rather than turning them loose to do whatever comes naturally.
When we first begin dating, it should be for the purpose of social development-that is, learning about the opposite sex and the many differences in human personality, values and temperament.
Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.
The modern-day concept of “dating” looked far different 2,000 years ago.