Is dating scriptural?  The problems with dating:

  • leads to intimacy but not necessarily to commitment.

  • often mistakes a physical relationship for love.

  • often isolates a couple from other vital relationships.

  • in many cases, distracts young adults from their primary responsibility of preparing for the future.

  • develops a self-centered, feeling-oriented concept of love.

  • teaches people to break off difficult relationships, conditioning them more for divorce than marriage.

  • develops an appetite for variety and change, creating dissatisfaction within marriage.

  • promotes lust and moderate sexual activity, opening the door for fornication.

  • creates a permanent endorphin-bond between two people who will not spend their lives together.

  • lacks the protections and guidance afforded by parental involvement of courtship.

  • devalues sex and marriage. 

 

The word dating is not in the Bible.  People date because it is exciting,  fun, physical, and sexual. These pleasures can cause people to be in the flesh as your body becomes excited. 

 


WHAT THE BIBLE SAY

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​​1 Corinthians 6:16-20 (NIV).  Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

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