Dating in the church
Whether dating or courting, following these biblical principles is the best way to have a secure foundation for a marriage.
It is one of the most important decisions we will ever make, because when two people marry, they cleave to one another and become one flesh in a relationship which God intended to be permanent and unbreakable (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).
The first is that we must separate from the world's view on dating because God's way contradicts the world's (2 Peter ).
While the world’s view may be to date around as much as we want, the important thing is to discover the character of a person before making any commitment to him or her.
What is the difference between dating and courting?
What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).
Individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to take them to their Family Home Evening Moms and Dads.
The phrase was used by both grandmothers and mothers alike in an effort to persuade their male offspring to get serious about finding their eternal companions.
The church will begin to transition hundreds of thousands of LDS singles around the world into corresponding family wards and branches.
Sexual immorality is a sin not only against God but against our own bodies (1 Corinthians ).
It is important to love and honor others as we love ourselves (Romans 12:9-10), and this is certainly true for a courtship or dating relationship.