While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.
Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse?
I’ve been divorced for five years and I only recently started dating again.
Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.
Courtship takes the position that the two people have no physical contact at all (no touching, no hand-holding, no kissing) until marriage.Scripturally speaking, the result of the process—godly Christian men and women marrying and raising families to the glory of God—is far more important than the method they use to achieve that result."Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians , NKJV).Related Topics: Is there such a thing as soul mates?