Christian Relationships - a relationship Q&A article that addresses some of the more common love and romance related issues that singles face.
It will have a damaging effect on the man’s marriage and hers, whether they marry each other or not.
In Biblical relationship, commitment precedes intimacy. Within this model, the man should follow the admonition in 1 Timothy 5:1-2 to treat all young woman to whom he is not married as sisters, with absolute purity.
And you have to meet someone a few times before you marry them don't you? Well there is a good deal of controversy surrounding Christian dating and in the the US and other countries it's been frowned upon by many quareters for a long time.
So my simplistic answer right off the bat would be of course! Yes, but neither does driving a car and we use cars to make getting to work in an ever expanding world don't we. real ones are fewer and farther between so we'd be wise to make use of technilogy to find out where these Christians are hiding. But I guess to make any sense of what dating actually is and should be, the ethical implications of it and if it's right or wrong in the eyes of God, we need to fist establish exactly what dating is.
Within this model, both parties should seek to find out, before God, whether they should be married and whether they can serve and honor God better together than apart.
The man should take care not to treat any woman like his wife who is not his wife.If on the other hand by 'dating' you mean perpetually stringing various people along in order to gratify ones-self then of course NO NO NO! Words in themselves change in their meaning over time and what may meanone thing here (in the UK) may mean something different elsewhere.So then what about 'dating' versus 'courtship' for Christians? The dictionary definition of dating is as follows: Dating: Well that on the face of it that seems ok to me! so why have the we all got such a negative view of dating if it's just to "engage socially with another person - often out of romantic interest. The answer must lie in the fact that to many dating has taken on a completely different meaning and I have no idea where from.The man should show leadership and willingness to bear the risk of rejection by defining the nature and the pace of the relationship.He should do this before spending significant time alone with her in order to avoid hurting or confusing her.Suce is the process of finding “the one” and this can happen with several different people before one finally marries.