Biblical principles of dating

But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed.

When such sacred writings are studied to find the revealed word of God, a settled delimiting of the writings—, fixed the canon of the Bible for Judaism, which, following a long period of flux and fluidity and controversy about certain of its books, Christians came to call the Old Testament.

A possible factor in the timing of this Jewish canon was a situation of crisis: the fall of Jerusalem and reaction to the fact that the Septuagint was used by Christians and to their advantage, as in the translation of the Hebrew word As far as the New Testament is concerned, there could be no Bible without a church that created it; yet conversely, having been nurtured by the content of the writings themselves, the church selected the canon.

Men did not need pickup lines or any of the other tricks of getting women to show interest in them.

Women did not need to “put out” before marriage to give the man a “taste of the goods”.

However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).

One kind of relationship the Bible describes is friendship.

as the Christ and the self-understanding of the church.

In a seemingly circuitous interplay between the historical and theological processes, the church selected these 27 writings as normative for its life and teachings—, which had come through Christ, upon the whole people of God.

Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.

How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.

Are their Biblical principles that can help young people find the right spouse?

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