Gods word and dating
(Another way to say this is 'Our pleasure is not God's number one priority!' :) God wants us to be happy, but "happy" is subject to so many variances in circumstances that it is a very poor standard with which to judge life.On the one hand, we save sex for our partners (and some even do that sparingly), but on the other, we engage in rampant emotional promiscuity, giving pieces of our hearts away until one wonders what will be left for that special, life-long partner.I have adopted the view that the Bible holds the truth for life today.There are many forms of dating, perhaps as many as there are people.Everyone has a different view of what is right and wrong.You may feel that courtship does not adequately describe these principles.If so, I would be happy to hear from you, because I don't believe I have all the answers yet, I feel I'm still on the journey.
We recognize that not only our physical body, but our emotions, even our spirit are dedicated to that one partner, for the rest of our life (according to our vows).
Sometimes the parents found partners for the children, and then the children were consulted for their opinion.
Other times the son would approach the daughter's father and make arrangements with him.
Unfortunately, however, our culture teaches our singles to engage in multiple dating relationships as though it were a normal and useful practise.
The truth is, the modern dating system has only been around for less than a century.
In the Bible, the parents were always involved in the marriage process.