Courtship culture taught me that before I could go on a first date with a man, he had to ask my dad for permission to court me for the purpose of wooing me for marriage. That’s too much pressure and putting the cart before the horse. I expected God to deliver “Mr. Right” that way because that’s what happened in courtship books. It didn’t occur to me that God could direct an amazing love story for me in a radically different way.
Our beliefs affect our actions. That’s why we need the whole armor of God. So we can effectively live out the will of God.
Christians seem to have differing views on many topics, and that includes what they value in dating relationships. But as professing Christians can we at least agree on what the gospel is? I hope we value the gospel message more than anything else.
As a Christian what is truly important when pursuing a dating relationship? And how do our assumptions of what dating looks like and how dating should be practiced influence us? Are these assumptions a detriment or an aide in guiding us?