Biblical principle for dating

Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage.You both are trying to determine if the other would be a good ministry partner (yes, marriage is a ministry).While dating should not be about a list of rules to follow, there are a few principles that can help you get the most out of this experience.Of course seek discernment and ask God if you are in His will.Ask Him to reveal characteristics that are pleasing to Him as well as reveal those things that are red flags, then proceed or walk away accordingly.

It is a choice to not emotionally give away your heart, piece by piece, to many others through casual dating relationships and instead to give your whole heart to your life partner.

The purpose of dating is to identify a spouse with whom you can build a Christian marriage.

As such, dating should be treated more like an interview process.

There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.

Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.

We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.

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