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" "I have always asked God that when I met the man I would marry, I would know it immediately and there would be no games, no confusion, no nonsense.

” Whether over coffee in my kitchen or on the hallowed ground of women’s small groups, I hear these murmurs constantly.There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating.Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.“My daughter was interested in this nice Christian boy, but he strung her along for a year and a half.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.Outside the Duggar-verse, there is the less overt but just as prevalent “ideal spouse” dating. Did she want my sweatshirt because she was cold, or because she likes me?However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date.The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.

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