Regardless of your theology on the Predestination of Girlfriends, you're probably eager to be an active participant in your dating life. People didn't date in biblical times, there is no such thing as "Biblical Dating".Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century.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.We no longer have rituals of courtship and arranged marriage to guide us every step of the way. It's also spawned a whole range of opinions and advice on how to handle dating.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
Of course, there are biblical principles that are essential to dating.
If you follow the biblical prescriptions for gentleness, respect, sexual purity, and kindness (Gal.
Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.
Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.