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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.
I'm not saying that God doesn't have a will regarding your dating life.
God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.
Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.
The good news is that most men don't have a problem with this.
This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.
Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.
There are "Christian dating" ideas floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.
Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths around Christian dating.
-23), you are bound to make much better decisions in dating situations. The Bible provides some crucial relational principles but doesn't address the specifics. You can't follow antiquated courtship rituals anymore. Asking a woman's father if you can date his daughter without consulting her first might be a good way to never get a first date.) You also don't have a scriptural field manual that tells you how to behave in every situation.
Your head and your heart should be in Scripture at all times, but you won't find specific guidelines for dating. The answer isn't in the Bible (though the Song of Solomon sure gives us a clue). It's up to you to be in prayer and conversation with your Christian community about these things. I thought my wife was out of my league when I met her.