A thorough understanding of God’s standards for dating and marriage is one of the greatest blessings children can receive from their parents.Some people, however, are far past that point, having already reached adulthood, married and divorced. Because adults are older, does that give them license for more liberties than adolescents may take? The Bible teaches that God’s standards for dating apply to people of all ages.If the couple breaks up and the two start dating others, the common assumption is that they are then free to have sexual relations with their new partners.This practice of serial monogamy-being sexually active with only one other person at a time-is widely considered to be a suitable way to date and find a future spouse.In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.
To understand the difference between God’s way and the world’s, consider the dating practices common in Western countries.Many assume that when people are dating, sexual intercourse is an appropriate demonstration of affection and a way to determine whether they are compatible.They believe that sex is simply a natural expression of love between two people and therefore the normal thing to do when individuals are “going together” or living together in an exclusive relationship.All the mentees read the book and write a one-page net out.Below are our book recommendations for each of our 24 topic modules.Ultimately, this means that if you use the button below when you shop on Amazon, Radical Mentoring gets a small cut. It doesn’t add anything to your price, they just gives a little back to us for sending you to them! You can even bookmark the link associated with the big button below and we’ll get a percentage of anything you purchase.As a non-profit, every little bit helps and we thank you for all your support!No responsible parent would put his or her adolescent child in an automobile in the middle of a busy highway without having given that child instruction on how to drive.Dating in our world is not without its dangers either.They are also the building blocks of communities, societies and, ultimately, civilizations. Though the Bible gives no specific age when dating is appropriate, wise parents will teach their maturing children sound biblical principles that will help them follow God’s standards of behavior.A society is only as strong as its marriages and families. Parents should determine when their children are ready to date based on their maturity and readiness to accept responsibility for their actions.