God will tell them if a relationship is right, and God will end it if it's not.
All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.
Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.
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.
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.
But, as in all things, it's best to ask for his guidance.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.Of course, there are biblical principles that are essential to dating.If you follow the biblical prescriptions for gentleness, respect, sexual purity, and kindness (Gal.Rather than directing the course of the relationship, God wants the couple to grow and learn how to make a commitment.Once they've done that, God increases his sustaining presence.There were courtship rituals in place, but nothing that looks like what we consider dating today.The church has reached a difficult crossroads when it comes to pre-marriage romance.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.