Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century.Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.There are plenty of them, but let's focus on what I believe are the top five myths that make dating harder for Christian men.
You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.
There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.
There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.
Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.
Before that, the couple has to take the initiative.
Rather than directing the course of the relationship, God wants the couple to grow and learn how to make a commitment.
Rely on God's love, wisdom, and sustaining presence while you're dating.
Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.
One glance at the numerous books about love, dating, and marriage suggests that we're making a lot of this up as we go along.
Of course, there are biblical principles that are essential in dating.
The good news is that most men don't have a problem with this.