Dating and courtship in preparation for marriage
Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
But how would their lives have turned out had they taken the time to explore the red flags that were at least partially visible?
Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.As a counselor, I've spoken with people who didn't take the time to think through their relationship.They acted solely on their feelings and tied the knot.Once married, they wanted to be faithful to that covenant, but they experienced difficulties that could have been avoided.I'm grateful for their commitment to marriage and the desire to be faithful "till death us do part." Once a couple has committed at the altar – short of a few biblical exceptions – that is indeed the true path of faithfulness.