The first is that I will speak as openly and as frankly about this subject as the Bible does. But God's treatment of this subject is open, and the church must be just as open.
Because I intend to make the Scriptures the only standard for our behavior, there are certain things you may take for granted. Some families skip the book of the Song of Solomon in their devotions because it is thought to be too embarrassing.
When we're dating, marriage should indeed be at the forefront of our minds.
We should approach the process of dating with the same careful judgment that we use in finding a marriage partner, using our mind, will, and emotions.
He alone can therefore tell us what love really means, and how sex and marriage can be used for our greatest good.
What God has said in His Word, we shall find is contrary to much that this world teaches on these subjects. He who builds his life on it can never fall - no storm or earthquake will ever shake him.
In Gen., God established this at the very beginning of the creation creation of woman.
Fortunately, the Bible gives us direction for this process of finding the specific mate that God has chosen for each of us.
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No part of it may be copied or printed or translated without written permission from the author. In India, instruction on these matters is usually not given either by parents to their children or by pastors to their young people.
Not Masters and Johnson, not some "expert," not the prevalent moral standards of two hundred years ago, not even the ideas of your "ancient" parents are to be your standard of morality. It is my goal in this pamphlet to present only what God says in His Word.
And it will spare you from having a standard set for you by a mere human, a standard which might change tomorrow. And this is a rule which applies not only to Sundays, but also to Friday and Saturday nights!
Dating is the process that we use for this, but it isn't just a game where we pick a winner from a pool of prospects based upon our preferences and self-interest.