When we first begin dating, it should be for the purpose of social development-that is, learning about the opposite sex and the many differences in human personality, values and temperament.“And they lived happily ever after,” is the fairy tale ending many singles are looking for.The wedding that’s caught my attention this year isn’t the one most people were talking about early last month. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few things you might consider as you pray for your child’s future mate: In addition to praying for our children and their mates, we need to ask God to work in our own hearts as well.I’m focused on one a little closer to home—my son’s. We need Him to prepare us to receive them in loving acceptance as new members of our family.The problem with society’s idea of soul mate is that it tries to accomplish the same goal of companionship apart from the wisdom of God. Let’s look at some Scriptures that describe three ideas of “soul mates” from the Bible’s perspective: 1 Samuel 18:1 – “And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.Here it’s clear that the biblical view of soul mate is being used to describe close friendship.In the Garden of Eden God creates for Adam a helpmeet and a suitable companion for him concluding that it is not good for man to be alone.
Consider how some of these relate to the subject of dating.stated that “three qualitative studies of long-term marriages have indicated that similarity in religious orientation, religious faith, and religious beliefs are key factors in long-term marriages (25-Dating includes any social activity in which two people focus romantic interest on each other.
We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices.
We’ll share with you some frank answers about the consequences of premarital sex and popular myths about sex.
The cultural dating norm insisting that singles should search to find their perfect match – soul mate – is one that has left some Christian singles scratching their heads.
Nowhere in the Bible do we see this idea that God has one special someone for you that you must search to find.