Biblical dating guidelines

As people move on to one sexual relationship after another, not only do they have to deal with the pain of these broken bonds, they establish the habit of short-term sexual relationships-a way of thinking that is more often than not carried over into marriage.

No wonder those who have sex prior to marriage have more divorces than those who don’t.

Without proper instruction, too many youth become promiscuous, contract sexually transmissible diseases, experience unwanted pregnancies and choose wrong paths that seem enjoyable and okay at the time but lead to untold anguish (Proverbs ).

Youth need instruction early as to why and how biblical values can protect them from such suffering.

And breaking God’s laws is disastrous for people of all ages.

To understand the difference between God’s way and the world’s, consider the dating practices common in Western countries.

Many assume that when people are dating, sexual intercourse is an appropriate demonstration of affection and a way to determine whether they are compatible.

A society is only as strong as its marriages and families. Parents should determine when their children are ready to date based on their maturity and readiness to accept responsibility for their actions.When a couple breaks up after having had sexual relations, there is inevitable pain because of the severing of this bond.To ease that pain, the young man and woman typically move quickly to establish a similar relationship with a new partner-repeating the same mistake.In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices.