Teen dating according to gods standards
”The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.
Scott Croft is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church where he teaches a seminar on friendship, courtship and marriage.
That doctrine is called the of Scripture (which states that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, it’s true, and it contains no falsity or error).
I certainly agree with the inerrancy of Scripture, but that’s not what I’m talking about here.
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That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
The system today’s young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.
It’s our hope that this Q&A series will be valuable both for those who think the Bible gives sufficient guidance for operating within our current system as well as for those who are looking for a completely countercultural path to marriage. How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is “not well.” Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they’re going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
If you’re reading this, you’re interested in dating. In our society, dating has become something of an obsession. It’s just something you do if you’re single and of age (and that age is quickly dropping) in America. In fact, depending on which statistics one believes, the divorce rate for professing Christians may actually be than for Americans as a whole.
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