Last night we continued in our study ” Dating by the Book”. Our main topic the progression of dating principles/rules from the Biblical times all the way to today’s culture. Here are a few that your youth think are a little outdated:
Arranged Marriages / Betrothals
Courting …in the same room with your parents
Having your parents approve your date before you actually go out with them.
Dating someone only for the purpose of finding a spouse.
Dating someone of the same faith.
Aside from the arranged marriages/ betrothals part, I don’t really have a problem with the other four. However, In today’s culture, it seems as if anything goes. There was much discussion as to what was acceptable on a date and what was not. Sadly, what they perceive as principles are not really principles when it came to their definition of dating.
Continue to pray for our youth as we go through this study. Pray that they will follow the principles that God has set forward for their lives and honor Him with their actions.
One thing was unanimous last night, no one wanted their parents to pick their future spouse! Go figure.