Dating in wider society is often portrayed as a feel-good experience.If you feel “right” together, if you’re having fun, if there’s passion and pleasure, then it must be a good relationship.
A young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to help each other maintain their standards and to protect each other's honor and virtue.
, a Church publication for young men and young women, contains the following counsel regarding dating: “Do not date until you are at least 16 years old.
But if this is the foundation of a relationship, commitment is often trumped by chemistry and loyalty is often replaced with lust.
It’s a mentality that causes us to live in the moment, rather than building a future at the same time.
So in the Christian community, models of courtship, no kissing until the altar, “God-told-me-to” break-up excuses and other confusing circumstances abound.” Our struggle as human beings is maintaining balance.