Bible verses about dating and marriage
It involves coming together into a permanent bond of unity.It means becoming physically intimate with each other as one flesh.Friendship and marriage have a third characteristic - affection and attraction, although the nature of the affection and attraction is different.Of these three relationships, the Scriptures only speak of romantic attraction and desire being expressed in marriage.Marriage involves three elements, commitment, care and concern, and emotion.When a Christian marries he or she is making a commitment to fulfill the responsibility God ordains for the husband or wife to fulfill.Prov.17: 17 says, “A friend loves at all times.” Prov.18: 24 says, “There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Prov.27: 6 says, “When a friend rebukes you, that rebuke can be trusted.” Prov.27: 9 says, “The pleasantness of having a friend springs from his earnest counsel.” Prov.27: 10 says, “Do not forsake your friend.” These verses bring out the fact that the Lord blesses friendship and encourages us to develop them.Friendship involves three foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a friend, care and concern for the welfare of your friend, and affection.
A third relationship God describes in the Bible is marriage.
The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).
He or she is making a commitment to have care and concern for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental welfare of his or her marriage partner.
It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.