Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.But I do know this—if you rely on this idea too much, your dating life will get really confusing.How do we combat a culture that allows outside influences to train and guide our children?Our children won't be able to stand against the devil's attacks if they aren't taught to develop their own biblical standards. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." David clearly states in Psalm 101 that he won't set anything wicked in front of his eyes. know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD." In a recent survey, author Josh Mc Dowell notes that of 3,700 Christian teens polled, sixty-six percent admit lying to their parents on a regular basis.
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.
The foundation for a good marriage is laid long before the wedding ceremony. Before parents allow dating, they should teach and encourage their children to follow biblical standards rather than turning them loose to do whatever comes naturally.
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.