Dating guidelines from the bible


18-Apr-2017 23:08

Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.

Married people have the best dating advice since they have already done it!

You wish it could happen soon but it completely freaks you out. Some people call this dating, other people call it courting — there are likely countless terms you could use for the process.

But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).

This is because our fallible, human-run church culture can sometimes get some weird ideas in its collective head—half-baked dating ideas that aren’t really supported by the Bible.

And when these iffy ideas are treated as scripture, people suffer.

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All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.

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