Use the button below to connect with someone on our Care Team, or keep reading to learn how to date well.Martin Collins, concluding the series on dating and marriage, asserts that pre-marital sex during the courtship or dating period leads to long-term devastating effects, and never leads to adjustment in marriage.That sounds so typical of the worldly scientists, doctors, and philosophers.Premarital experience almost always has to be carried on under very unsatisfactory and dark situations, such as environment, need for secrecy, psychological disturbances, fear of pregnancy and/or the likelihood of STDs, and many other impending and negative factors. There is a saying in genealogy: "There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents." Nevertheless, it is the child who suffers the most when this sin of sexual immorality is sought after and imbibed in.Anita, a nine year old girl, had this to say: "It's better for girls to be single but not for boys.Boys need somebody to clean up after them." Carolyn, an eight year old girl, had this to say about deciding who to marry: "My mother says to look for a man who is KIND.... I'll find somebody who's KINDA tall and handsome." Well, young girls certainly have their opinions about marriage from an early age.
How in the world can a permanently tainted marriage be worth it? Ecclesiastes 11:9 "Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment." So, even before a person is converted and baptized, God is saying right here, that all the way down into your youth God will judge you for what we have done, and for what I have done. Even so, we are all held accountable for what we do.
This is what the experts, and the marriage counselors, have found time and time again. It seems so hard for humans to realize that whatever is becoming customary is not necessarily good. There is always a penalty for sin; again, you know that as well.
Sermon on dating comments
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German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell. He says that God joins the relationship between a man and a woman at the point of marriage. Before that, the couple has to take the initiative. Rather than directing the course of the relationship, God.…