datingLast 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 Here are a few that your youth think are a little outdated: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.

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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  1. Mona Jones says:

    Speaking from the voice of experiece, having parents approve of a spouse is a good thing if the parents are godly. Especially in today’s world it is imperitive to instill our values in our children from the time they are born. For instance, when my kids came home from first grade telling me they were “going” with someone, my first question was,” Do they love Jesus?”. As they grew and matured the question became more pointed asking if the person was a christian. I believe it has kept them from some things that could potentially have harmed them.
    Another thing a parent can do to assure the child’s future is pray for the child and the child’s future spouse. It works!

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