Slowly, we can find ourselves starting to second-guess our original standards, wondering if we've been too extreme or unrealistic.
The Bible gives us some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating.Now, I get emails from singles across the country looking for guidance on who and how to date.While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.See what an unsatisfying bumper-sticker treatment that was? Among the different roles assigned to men and women in the Bible, men are assigned the role of leadership. This is not a signal of male superiority or of the greater importance of men.It is simply God's design and assignment of equally valuable roles among spiritually equal beings. Briefly, biblical support for this position is found, among other passages, in the creation order in Genesis 2, in 1 Corinthians 11: 7-9, and Ephesians 5.True, these passages refer to marriage, but it is wise and right to set patterns that will serve you well in marriage, especially if one accepts the premise that the purpose of dating is to find a marriage partner.