The Truth about Christian Dating - There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
Falling in love before you got married or engaged is a twentieth-century concept. In college, I had an older professor from Japan whose marriage had been arranged.
He made fun of modern dating, saying, "By the time you get married now, the fun is over.
Before that, the couple has to take the initiative.
We no longer have rituals of courtship and arranged marriage to guide us every step of the way. It's also spawned a whole range of opinions and advice on how to handle dating.
One glance at the numerous books about love, dating, and marriage suggests that we're making a lot of this up as we go along.
Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.
The good news is that most men don't have a problem with this. Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century.