But it’s time to change the subculture of fear we as Christians have sometimes created around it.
It’s time to stop freaking out about dating and see it as an opportunity for connection and growth.
Though the modern concept of dating is not mentioned in Scripture, principles of interacting with one another are everywhere in the Bible.
Applying these standards to your actions will give you guidance in interacting with the opposite sex in a way that will leave you without regrets.
I finally felt that I was able to take control of my life and relationships, rather than allowing my culture and sub-culture to take control of me.
And before I knew it, I also stopped freaking out about dating.
But if this is the foundation of a relationship, commitment is often trumped by chemistry and loyalty is often replaced with lust.
Rather than trying to navigate through the world of dating in a healthy way, it’s easier to overcompensate for one extreme by simply developing another.
So in the Christian community, models of courtship, no kissing until the altar, “God-told-me-to” break-up excuses and other confusing circumstances abound.
We are encouraged to see everything we do in life as an opportunity to glorify God (1 Corinthians ).
Why not see dating as just another means to this glorious end?