A collection of dating and relationship articles
You’ve done it, you’re doing it, you’d like to do it, or you need to teach somebody else how to do it. It is considered the natural precursor to marriage, and is generally considered something to be desired, whatever form it might take. If you were to Google the word “matchmaker,” you would receive something in the neighborhood of 21,200,000 responses — with a few of these outfits claiming to be Christian, but most making no such claim. As evangelical Christians, we’re called to be distinct in the ways we think and act about all issues that confront us and those around us. Granted, not all of these people are evangelicals, but we’re not doing so well either.
In either case, no area of life falls totally outside of the guidance and authority of God’s Word.
My point is that we cannot simply state that the Bible “doesn’t mention dating or courtship,” and then think we’re off the hook to pursue this area of our lives either on the world’s terms or however seems best to us without diligent, submissive reference to God’s Word.
We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they’ve encountered despite their best intentions.
Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.
Some things it talks about explicitly, like salvation or sanctification or marriage or elders.