The next one did too.” Or, “Jeremy acted like they were friends but she told me later that they were hooking up on the side.” With that kind of dismal dating culture at play, let’s consider the options: First, there’s “Duggar Dating.” Duggar dating is the modern-day form of arranged marriages.
I don’t have first-hand knowledge, but thanks to reality TV, I believe it appears to involve asking the woman’s dad if she is available to date, and possibly not kissing until the actual wedding.
Is it when a wife commits to stand by her terminally-ill husband?
When a husband determines to provide for his family no matter how hard life gets?
They would flourish, instead, with guidelines and Christian dating rules that they can recognize within Scripture and bring along into the rest of their lives.
As my friend Lindsey, married and in her thirties, recently remarked, “I’m sure glad I wasn’t much of a Christian when I started dating my husband!Over time you also want to observe an expressed seriousness in their hearts to grow and deepen their understanding of and relationship with God.In my early 20s, I broke up with a boyfriend after two and a half years of dating, and I remember being so nervous about starting over as a single woman.There's no real faith in that person’s heart so belief becomes a namesake.So instead of looking to check the boxes — “does he go to church? ” look for those around your potential partner who can speak of their reputation.