Though the Bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak volumes about relationships, godly interactions and principles that can be applied to how you date.
1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorify God.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Drunkenness Do Not Get Drunk Avoid Immorality Avoid Quarrels Avoiding Jealousy Affection, Evil Alcohol Sexual Chastitydrinking, abstention from Alcohol Abuse Sexual Aberrations Abstaining From Drugs Drunkenness, Results Chastity Sanctification, Means And Results Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me."Dating" is viewed as more casual and usually wrapped up in a simple series of romantic encounters (both emotional and physical).Before we get into this though, we've gotta throw out the reminder that if your parents have told you that they do not want you to date yet, then you must respect their rules.