Summary: Just what is this thing called dating and what is expected of you.
What does it mean to be dating?
-Webster simply says "to have social engagements with persons of the opposite sex"
-Period of time a couple takes to get to know each other.
Matthew 19:4-5 "And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5and said, "for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
God did not intend for us to remain single all our lives.
He made Eve for Adam-he made someone for you
Somebody is out there for you-don’t try to rush it.
I think it is wrong to date somebody just to be dating them
The goal of dating is to find someone to spend the rest of your life with as husband and wife.
Find the error in my sermon title-dating is not a game
What do you look for?
"Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?"
Don’t just date to be dating
(the danger in dating to be dating)
It isn’t something you toy with while your young you have plenty of time
(Today’s world’s misleading emphasis on dating)
you will not die without a date
Paul actually encouraged singleness
Singleness is the best thing for some but the worst disease for others
I was almost twenty years old before I found someone I would date
Not a great sexual partner!
(Before you know it you will be kissing a grandma or grandpa)
Your girlfriend/boyfriend was not made for you to get sexual pleasure from
(This is why I disapprove of dancing keeps you too close to feel too much)
WE ARE HUMAN-control it before it controls you
Someone you can trust.
Someone you can talk to and share everything with.
Someone you can dream with
Someone who will support you and whom you can support in everything
It is a male-female thing
Someone you grow to realize you can’t live without
We were not intended to be alone
If you see the relationship is not what it should be END IT NOW don’t drag it out-It is wrong and dangerous
Get out of abusive relationships
Get out of relationships that demand more than you should be willing to give
And DON’T GO BACK
The intended destination of dating is marriage-not prom couple
First comes engagement
How long? You will know
Setting the date-get your ducks in a row
You are to find your husband/wife for life.
6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
Divorce is a dirty word-it is a sin-it happens when we decide God can’t fix our problems