A sampling of opinions reveals a variety of definitions, with seemingly no two alike.In the simplest form, a date is merely a set time agreed upon by two people to engage in an activity.Of course, this doesn't mean all courtships end in marriage, as reality dictates that some things simply aren't meant to be. The man initiates the friendship, the "talk", and even approaches his and the woman's parents for their blessing.It just means that people enter into courtships for the purpose of a serious, future-focused relationship. If you're a woman eager to let the man take the lead, by all means, let him!Be honest and direct about your intentions when you start dating someone. For those who prefer an equal-opportunity approach to dating, try letting him pay now and then (or at least hold the door for you) without being deeply offended.Many men like to feel they're leading the way, even if you know you secretly have the upper-hand. In more conservative circles, pastors and parents act as matchmakers." or "What do you do when you live hundreds of miles from your family?"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.
Most parents continue to allow dating because it is the way that they did things in their day, and they believe that they survived.You must have a means of knowing if or when you have found that special person.There are specific processes involved in proper dating that will help lead you down the right path. Again, this term is very rarely used in society today, and most do not have any idea what it really means.Our attitude to dating is not so much a matter of church policy but a matter of family government.Laying a solid foundation in this area is a parental reponsibility, but the church has a responsibility to hold the family accountable to the Word of God.Dating is part of the lie of the enemy that is ensnaring our young people.