Scriptural principles for dating
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.Teaching young people proper behavior for dating is obviously ideal. He does not have two sets of guidelines, one for adults and one for youth.
Youth need instruction early as to why and how biblical values can protect them from such suffering.
One of the first penalties of serial monogamy is emotional suffering.
The sexual act creates an emotional bond between a man and a woman.
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.
When we have our educations and an established career, we are ready to date more seriously toward marriage.