Biblical view of dating girl single dating online
Dating I have taught each of my five children the difference between dating and courtship.Dating is an unbiblical method crafted by the world with no boundaries or ethics with the following assumed rules and values: • Two people can mutually claim to be “boyfriend and girlfriend” if they are physically attracted to one another and (this is the litmus test) have a crush and claim each other for themselves in a special relationship.Since most of the church doesn’t teach on this subject, a vacuum exists resulting in our teenagers adopting the worldview of popular culture.This has led many church youth groups to become havens for dating and premarital sex.Although the above three points are generalizations, they are true depictions of most cases regarding dating; its devastating results on the human soul cannot be fully measured!
Both parties should back off, receive counsel, and pray to hear from God with other mature leaders and/or parents before allowing their hearts to be pulled towards each other romantically.
• There are no boundaries or ethics in this type of relationship.
Thus, what initially starts off as French kissing quickly accelerates to petting, fondling, and then full-blown sexual intimacy.
On this Valentine’s Day week I am attempting to give some biblical clarity on this all-important subject for the sake of our local churches and for the sanctity and safety of the next generation who will soon have their own families.
The following are guidelines that best fit young people but many of the principles still apply to older and more mature single adults looking for a mate.