Christian dating guidelines adults

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Not Masters and Johnson, not some "expert," not the prevalent moral standards of two hundred years ago, not even the ideas of your "ancient" parents are to be your standard of morality. It is my goal in this pamphlet to present only what God says in His Word.

And it will spare you from having a standard set for you by a mere human, a standard which might change tomorrow. And this is a rule which applies not only to Sundays, but also to Friday and Saturday nights!

(And sometimes they may even purposely send out the signal which is most likely to confuse their parents.) Parents want to respond to both signals.

Sometimes they must say that dating is serious business, and other times they may advise that dating should be for fun. When young people "fall" quickly head over heels in "love," then their parents counsel, "Take it easy"; "Don't get so involved with just one, look around"; "Date in groups"; "Don't be alone a lot." But when young people say that dating is just for fun and that they may date whomever they want, then parents must say, "Be careful, because dating does lead to marriage." In fact, dating is the only thing that leads to marriage.

For a serious-minded Christian, there must be higher motivation in deciding whom to ask.

May God guide us to love Him with our all, to adhere to His standard of purity and holiness, and to exercise the fruit of the Spirit: self-control. It is a development of the past few hundred years in Western culture.

That is why the Bible says nothing specifically about dating.

This is not to say that being spiritual means there must be no romance.

Please take the time to read the following passages of God's Word to learn that the opposite is true: Song of Solomon 1:2b-4a, 10, 11, 15a; and Genesis . , 35); romantic love does not make any thing legitimate.

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