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Regardless of your theology on the Predestination of Girlfriends, you're probably eager to be an active participant in your dating life. People didn't date in biblical times, there is no such thing as "Biblical Dating".

Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century.

There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating, especially among Christians.

Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.

Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.

But I do know this— if you rely on this idea too much, your dating life will get really confusing.

Some Christians take a lot of comfort in the idea that God will do the heavy lifting when it comes to dating.

This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.

German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell.

Of course, there are biblical principles that are essential to dating.

If you follow the biblical prescriptions for gentleness, respect, sexual purity, and kindness (Gal.

In an arranged marriage, the fun starts after the wedding!

" (No, that wasn't a suggestion for you to set up an arranged marriage.) For the Hebrews and the early church, dating wasn't an issue to be addressed in Scripture. When the Bible was written, a person basically had one of three options: remaining single, an immoral life with multiple partners or prostitutes, or an arranged marriage.

Rather than directing the course of the relationship, God wants the couple to grow and learn how to make a commitment.

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