Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.
No matter where we are or who we are with, above all else we are called to reflect God’s love, encouraging and uplifting those around us (1 Thessalonians ).
It’s important to remember that though dating should never be used for the purpose of bringing others to know Jesus, it’s still a chance to encourage and uplift those we come into contact with.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.
Though the bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak volumes about relationships, godly interactions, and principles that can be applied to how you date.
All over Scripture we are reminded of the meaning of a physical relationship within the context of a committed marriage (Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon 8:4).
In fact, a portion of my book, (Zondervan, 2013), is dedicated to examining how to apply these principles to real-life situations.
1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorifying God.
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I don’t know about you, but I say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.