Dating courting done right
As Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." So to have a successful marriage, the most important thing is to ensure that you follow His principles that He laid down when He designed marriage.The irony is, when we focus on His principles instead of our pleasure, we end up having a very satifying and pleasant marriage!In the Bible, the parents were always involved in the marriage process.They did not arrange the marriage without the childrens' consent, although they were certainly involved in the arrangements.Sometimes the parents found partners for the children, and then the children were consulted for their opinion.Other times the son would approach the daughter's father and make arrangements with him.There are many forms of dating, perhaps as many as there are people.Everyone has a different view of what is right and wrong.
The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.
Unfortunately, however, our culture teaches our singles to engage in multiple dating relationships as though it were a normal and useful practise.
The truth is, the modern dating system has only been around for less than a century.
And it is my conviction that the wordly system of dating, as it is currently conducted by most people, is far from God's original plan, as described in the Bible.
I intend to expose the flaws I see in today's dating model, and at the same time point out how Biblical courtship addresses these flaws.