Dating should have an honorable purpose—to help a young man and woman determine if they want to get married to each other.
Granted, some of your peers might take a casual view of dating.
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On the Girl Talk forum, a girl asked about how to approach courtship and dating.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.“They come to view relationships as transitory—which in a sense prepares them for divorce rather than for marriage.” Clearly, when you date someone, you’re affecting that person’s feelings. Think: Would you like someone to play with your feelings as if they were some child’s toy—to be picked up for a moment and then quickly abandoned? The Bible says that love “does not behave indecently.”—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5.A youth named Chelsea says: “Part of me wants to say that dating should be just for fun, but it’s no fun when one person is taking it seriously and the other isn’t.” Tip: To prepare for dating and marriage, read 2 Peter 1:5-7 and pick one quality you need to work on.There are those who, in their self-confident uninformed optimism, assure us that today’s adolescents are no different—and certainly no worse—than those of past generations. The emergence of the phonograph, the automobile, the motion picture, radio and television and other productions of the machine age have brought new influences and changing customs. The adolescents, drifting with the immorality tide, are speeding past their elders in the downward plunge. Today’s bold young people will get a real laugh at this. Later I knew of an experience involving a young man about 21 whom I knew very well.Human nature, adapting to changing times, expresses itself very differently today. He and a 21-year-old chum were double-dating two girl chums.