Dating versus biblical courtship
With this mentality, a person who dates successfully breaks up with everyone in his life except for one person (and this is supposed to be good preparation for a successful marriage).Of course, the majority of relationships do not end in marriage, but some become so intimate and intense that the couple might as well be married. Commitment of wills within a mutual covenant relationship. Consummation of bodies within a context of co-habitation. "Flipped out.." "Couldn't help myself." Romanticism and sentimentalism. Whether we admit it or not, the world has molded our views of preparing for marriage.We need to seriously ask ourselves: “What is the godly approach to relationships? Perhaps his ways are a 180-degree change from everything you’ve experienced.
A decision to relate to the other person at every level - spiritual, psychological and physical. Taking advantage of another (age, height, weight, looks, intellect, emotional maturity, spiritual maturity, social standings, social skills, psychological understanding, place of authority, financial superiority, etc.) 6. Need for love, acceptance, relating, bonding, belonging, to be valued, affirmed, excitement, identity, etc. ".........my life." Totally preoccupied in attention and time. Don't start with "feelings;" these should be by-product. Are your affections directed toward the highest well-being of the other person? Is there a mutual decision to follow God's leading together?
Perhaps you are burned out from the dating scene anyway, and could use a breath of fresh air.