I have to start by explaining the theological doctrine that drives the approach I want to outline (and advocate).
At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.
The answers he brings may be different from anything you've heard before.
The topics he's going to be dealing with are ones in which equally committed Christians have found different biblical interpretations.
Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us His Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.
We have brothers and sisters in Christ to hold us accountable and to help us apply the Word to our lives.
* * * If you're reading this, you're interested in dating. In our society, dating has become something of an obsession. It's just something you do if you're single and of age (and that age is quickly dropping) in America. In fact, depending on which statistics one believes, the divorce rate for professing Christians may actually be than for Americans as a whole.