Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book—or even just a chapter—of the Bible dedicated to the topic of dating.
But though the Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are plenty of topics the Bible doesn’t specifically speak to.
God loves us, and He does not want us to fail in life.
But that sometimes means that He will not give us what we want when we want it because He knows the positive or negative results of our truest desires.
Joyful Love These verses from Song of Solomon, as we know, can be quite revealing, but that was intentional. Remember the giving of yourself and of your partner. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
This kind of beautiful, fulfilling love exists, and it’s a wondrous thing to share in it together and to be grateful that you have found the one your soul loves.“Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. In marriage, giving yourself up for the sake of another is one of the most beautiful truths to this life-long commitment. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.
1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorify God.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.
Not only is there nothing in the Bible specifically about dating, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.
We get so many questions about dating, relationships, girlfriends and boyfriends, physical intimacy, and the whole list of awkward sex questions.