Purity in dating book
Until you think about putting yourself (or your daughter) into someone else’s “incubator” for a few months, or years, while he or she tries out their “sexual feelings” and “moral limits.” We put too much of ourselves at risk in dating to donate our hearts to someone’s romantic experiment.
The truth is we have given dating far too much credit, and far too much power in our pursuit of marriage.
If you want to prepare yourself for your future husband or wife, you need to learn how to practice these five graces in marriage: Does that sound like the dating scene we see today? It does not sound, look, or smell like most of my dating experience.
That’s mainly because Ephesians –33 was written about with our spouse.
If dating Dating indeed may prepare us to do each of these things incrementally better than if we had never dated. The problem is that at the end of each relationship, we have learned how to love someone, but that someone wasn’t our spouse.
God prepares us for marriage in a thousand other ways that are not spring-loaded with the risks, obstacles, and difficulties of dating.If we want to be as happy as humanly possible in marriage, we practice loving others like he loves us. When we say “exclusive” today, we typically mean one person at a time. For instance, someone could have been divorced five times and still be “exclusively” dating someone today.And the ways we prepare ourselves to love like him will look very different from every other trend in dating. I think we can all agree that is a shallow and superficial way to think about exclusivity.The common trends in dating today are more likely to prepare you to get divorced than to enjoy and persevere in marriage.Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it.
We cultivated love emotionally and exclusively, learned specifically how to love each other practically, and then we walked away.