Christian men dating after divorce

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He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.

In an arranged marriage, the fun starts after the wedding!

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.

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.

I'm not saying that God doesn't have a will regarding your dating life.

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.

" (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an amoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.

There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.

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