Christian concept of dating
But this should not keep us from using the Bible when discussing dating, for the principles which must govern our dating are found in the Bible.
I would define dating as the middle stage in the process of finding a suitable mate.
Consider the fact that Adam and Eve's original holiness is described as unashamed nakedness (Gen. This clearly implies that sexual desires, as part of God's creation, are not to be considered sinful, bad, or dirty. He created it a powerful and mysterious force (Song of Sol. Sexual desires are one of the strongest desires God created. describes the allure of a beautiful woman as almost irresistible.
But man's fall into sin greatly marred this aspect of God's beautiful creation.
To be faithful to God's Word, the Christian and the church must give due attention to this subject.
Secondly, you may be sure that I will forthrightly declare to you what is sin, and what is therefore forbidden, just as the Bible does. If God says that it is wrong, I may not fudge, or soften what He says.
If I would try to compromise some of the standards we find in the Bible, then I would be untrue to the Bible, and unloving to you.
The most loving thing that I can do for you is to make clear what the Bible says you may, should, and must do and what it forbids you to do.
Looking for a Romeo to sweep her off her feet, she can begin to idealize dating, hoping to be able to enjoy the kind of totally unrealistic love affairs portrayed in romance novels. Both are opposed to the spiritual perspective of dating, which is objective and God-centered.Sex and dating are not to be separated from Christ's dominion in our life.