Dating courting bible
Otherwise, you need to take the perspective that it's not what you want, but what God wants.The primary purpose of marriage is not to please you, but to serve God.As Christians, our primary purpose in life is to seek and serve God, and fulfill our destiny in Him. We need to find out what God's plan for relationships is, and then follow it. Let's study what we are doing now against what God has described in His word, and draw up a new standard. Other terms, such as 'betrothal' or even 'biblical dating' could be used, although they would possibly be confusing.The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.
Courtship, as discussed in more detail subsequently, seeks to emulate the Godly models described in the Bible that were conducted by God's people up until the invention of dating.Genesis says that God created Eve as a helpmeet -- to Adam perform his duty, working the garden and taking dominion over the earth.That is God's purpose for marriage -- a team, fulfilling His call together -- pleased with each other, certainly, but primarily focused on Him, not their own pleasure.(Another way to say this is 'Our pleasure is not God's number one priority!
' :) God wants us to be happy, but "happy" is subject to so many variances in circumstances that it is a very poor standard with which to judge life.On the one hand, we save sex for our partners (and some even do that sparingly), but on the other, we engage in rampant emotional promiscuity, giving pieces of our hearts away until one wonders what will be left for that special, life-long partner.