It’s one of my most passionate topics (no pun intended)–the debate over America’s system of recreational dating. I’ll say up front, this is a topic I am burdened about as it relates to Christians; many find my stance absurd, and I would fully expect that unbelievers would as well, so if your comment is simply an attack or jab, please refrain. You’re welcome to disagree, but only in the vein of sincere discussion.
I was a victim of the dating system, as probably most of you were; so unfortunately I speak from experience, not from a “prudish, weird, unattainable model that only middle eastern countries embrace. I dated…A LOT. I wasn’t the poor girl that got left out of the dating system, lest you think I’m just bitter 😉 If I’m bitter, it’s because I was fed a lie from a culture that doesn’t care about purity, truth and how dating affects marriage. And I will do all I can to stop that lie that continues to perpetuate and rob our children, and often brings shame to the picture of Christ and his bride.
In keeping with last week’s post about being “set apart”, Christians need to be asking ourselves why that difference hasn’t shown up in our approach to finding a marriage partner.
I blog about this topic for ONE reason: because I ache over the flippancy believers have toward preparing their children for marriage. I think we have embraced a system that is not of God, and worse, defend it to those who would dare question it. I think it’s one of Satan’s biggest knee-slappers, and I think the modern system of dating has a lot to do with why our marriages are failing. I want Christians to think from a biblical as well as logical perspective in the hopes of saving their children from unnecessary tragedy–PURE CONCERN. That’s why I write it.