The common trends in dating today are more likely to prepare you to get divorced than to enjoy and persevere in marriage.
Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it.
And because we misunderstand and misuse dating, we end up making more and greater mistakes in our search for love.
I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me.
Godly wisdom is a wide stream, and God’s word often allows us to apply his heart and wisdom in remarkably different ways, even in dating. It came in many forms, but it goes something like this: So, I started paying tuition, registered for classes, purchased the textbooks, jumped into relationship after relationship, and never looked back — until I wanted my money back.
For instance, one popular Christian dating book reads, “Dating is an incubator time of discovering the opposite sex, one’s own sexual feelings, moral limits, one’s need for relationship skills, and one’s tastes for people.” Sounds practical and reasonable on the surface.
From the heights of anticipation, it can send you to the depths of despair.
At times, dating can make you feel like a different person. Dating can be especially trying if you're not simply doing it to have fun, but to get married.
There's no denying what you already know: Dating is hard.
It can be awkward and uncomfortable, exhausting and discouraging.