On the one hand, we save sex for our partners (and some even do that sparingly), but on the other, we engage in rampant emotional promiscuity, giving pieces of our hearts away until one wonders what will be left for that special, life-long partner.
I have adopted the view that the Bible holds the truth for life today.
(Another way to say this is 'Our pleasure is not God's number one priority!
' :) God wants us to be happy, but "happy" is subject to so many variances in circumstances that it is a very poor standard with which to judge life.
Dating happens lots of times, and ends in many hurts, heartbreaks, scars, and if you're lucky, a partner that just is a word that has been adopted to describe a biblical model for the relationship leading up to marriage.
But there is a glaring fault in many of our models, a double-standard.
Once we are married, we recognize that certain things are sacred to our partner.
And it is my conviction that the wordly system of dating, as it is currently conducted by most people, is far from God's original plan, as described in the Bible.
I intend to expose the flaws I see in today's dating model, and at the same time point out how Biblical courtship addresses these flaws.