A sort of “emotional sex” that can be just as harmful and heartbreaking, when it moves too deep, too fast. She decided not to “date around” but instead wanted to wait until she felt that dating would definitely lead to marriage.As wise as that decision may have been at the time- when she finally did start dating Brian in her late twenties- she went too deep, too fast.You may be thinking, ‘Hang on, I’ve just found someone I really click with, and you’re telling me to put on the brakes?!’ Not exactly – we’re not saying that you should go and put in place a ‘NO TOUCHING: EVER’ rule, but it is important to remember the ways in which we can honour God in the way we do relationships – and in turn, honour ourselves and our partner.Though the Bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak volumes about relationships, godly interactions and principles that can be applied to how you date.
Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.
Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book—or even just a chapter—of the Bible dedicated to the topic of dating.
But though the Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are plenty of topics the Bible doesn’t specifically speak to.
I was dressed as Audrey Hepburn and he was dressed as the Energizer bunny (when I say dressed, I mean he had two batteries taped to his back).
He tried to hold my hand that night, I got freaked out because no one had ever made a move on me before and then we went our separate ways.