Dating courting marriage

So he urges in his Word: “Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart do you good in the days of your young manhood, and walk in the ways of your heart and in the things seen by your eyes.But know that on account of all these the true God will bring you into judgment.We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).

(Galatians ) Many young people, especially in Western lands, look to dating as a prime means of finding enjoyment.

Sexual immorality is a sin not only against God but against our own bodies (1 Corinthians ).

It is important to love and honor others as we love ourselves (Romans 12:9-10), and this is certainly true for a courtship or dating relationship.

(a) How recently did dating become a common practice?

(b) Where dating is not customary, how may marriages be arranged?

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