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What does God say about what it looks like to be prepared for marriage, and how do those things map onto what we see and experience in dating today?The clearest picture we have in the Bible comes in Ephesians –33.We cultivated love emotionally and exclusively, learned specifically how to love each other practically, and then we walked away.And then started the whole process over with someone else. Have you ever heard a husband openly celebrate his wife’s past dating relationships?And because we misunderstand and misuse dating, we end up making more and greater mistakes in our search for love.I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me.Until you think about putting yourself (or your daughter) into someone else’s “incubator” for a few months, or years, while he or she tries out their “sexual feelings” and “moral limits.” We put too much of ourselves at risk in dating to donate our hearts to someone’s romantic experiment.The truth is we have given dating far too much credit, and far too much power in our pursuit of marriage.
And the ways we prepare ourselves to love like him will look very different from every other trend in dating. I think we can all agree that is a shallow and superficial way to think about exclusivity.
But we don’t prepare ourselves for true, lifelong romance by experimenting with lesser, short-term romance.
We prepare ourselves for deeper, fuller, longer-lasting romance by becoming more like Christ.
The common trends in dating today are more likely to prepare you to get divorced than to enjoy and persevere in marriage.
Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it.