Rely on God's love, wisdom, and sustaining presence while you're dating.
Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.
One glance at the numerous books about love, dating, and marriage suggests that we're making a lot of this up as we go along.
Of course, there are biblical principles that are essential in dating.
" (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an amoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.
There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.
He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.
In an arranged marriage, the fun starts after the wedding!
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell.
He says that God joins the relationship between a man and a woman at the point of marriage.
God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.
But the Bible does not promise that God will provide a loving relationship for you while you sit around and do nothing.
You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.