Many assume that when people are dating, sexual intercourse is an appropriate demonstration of affection and a way to determine whether they are compatible.They believe that sex is simply a natural expression of love between two people and therefore the normal thing to do when individuals are “going together” or living together in an exclusive relationship.
To understand the difference between God’s way and the world’s, consider the dating practices common in Western countries.
When we have our educations and an established career, we are ready to date more seriously toward marriage.
Of course, even dating for marriage often begins on a social basis of getting to know another person.
A thorough understanding of God’s standards for dating and marriage is one of the greatest blessings children can receive from their parents.
Some people, however, are far past that point, having already reached adulthood, married and divorced. Because adults are older, does that give them license for more liberties than adolescents may take? The Bible teaches that God’s standards for dating apply to people of all ages.
In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.