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?
2 Corinthians 5:9 tells us, “So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.” That means that the goal for our entire lives – including our dating relationships – is to please the Lord.
It is important that we have this concept ingrained deeply into our brains: God made us specifically to glorify Him in everything.
To help find the right questions, we called on three not-yet-married friends who gave some time to thinking about the challenges faced by singles: Lore Ferguson, Paul Maxwell, and the recently engaged Marshall Segal.
We ended up with these questions: The Bible commands Christians to marry “in the Lord,” that is, to marry other Christians (1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ).
podcast and answered ten questions on singleness and dating.
We get a lot of questions from young Christian men and women who are “not yet married.” Their season of life awakens many desires and hopes, uncertainties and insecurities, and tricky pastoral questions. The boy came in and met your parents; he paid for dinner; and you were home by p.m.Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.Good news: Your teenager can maintain healthy, God-honoring relationships. You have the power to redefine dating for your teenager, using strategies that can help you and your teen to navigate relational waters.And so I think the church really serves and helps Christian singles consider marriage and consider dating.