-23), you are bound to make much better decisions in dating situations. The Bible provides some crucial relational principles but doesn't address the specifics. You can't follow antiquated courtship rituals anymore. Asking a woman's father if you can date his daughter without consulting her first might be a good way to never get a first date.) You also don't have a scriptural field manual that tells you how to behave in every situation.Your head and your heart should be in Scripture at all times, but you won't find specific guidelines for dating. The answer isn't in the Bible (though the Song of Solomon sure gives us a clue). It's up to you to be in prayer and conversation with your Christian community about these things. I thought my wife was out of my league when I met her.There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian singles. There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.
There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.The church has reached a difficult crossroads when it comes to pre-marriage romance.There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.Falling in love before you got married or engaged is a twentieth-century concept. In college, I had an older professor from Japan whose marriage had been arranged.
He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.God will tell them if a relationship is right, and God will end it if it's not.All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.I'm not saying that God doesn't have a will regarding your dating life.