The bible makes it clear that life is less about the “do’s” and “don’ts” and so much more about doing what’s beneficial, healthy, and righteous (1 Corinthians ). How can dating be done in a way that’s healthy and righteous?
Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.
If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.
We can discover what type of relationships God approves of and those that he condemns.
We can also identify the traits that should be found in a good relationship.
For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error." [Romans -27] "To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned.
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that." [1 Corinthians -28] "None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute.
The modern-day concept of “dating” looked far different 2,000 years ago.
The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?