Consider this: as our culture has gotten more experienced or “better” at dating, it seems we have gotten worse at marriage.
We are marrying later, marrying less, and those marriages are failing more often.
Dating Problems My concerns with dating in general are that people usually misrepresent themselves.
We get dolled up and put on our best behavior to hopefully win an engagement proposal.
That’s because, like the internet, dating as we know it is a relatively new invention that didn’t exist throughout most of human history.
The Scriptures do, however, have many wisdom principles that we can apply to these issues.
WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG (fact) and I believe it has to do with how we date. It’s no secret that in biblical times, our example was arranged marriages.
Source: Shutterstock I’ve always been pretty bias when it comes to Christian dating sites, but I can’t honestly say that these were views or beliefs that I organically cultivated on my own.
Would it have made their union any less valid or biblical?
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I was raised in a church with pretty traditional and rigid views regarding courtship, marriage, and gender roles.
The concept of “He who finds a wife” (Proverbs ) is strongly emphasized, and the idea of a woman being actively out and about searching for a husband is frowned upon.