Eventually the chemistry of love began working between a particular couple, and it became apparent they were meant for each other.Only then did they begin see each other on a regular basis in what we refer to as dating today.Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.You cannot serve both God and money.” Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.Life then took me far from home, where I met another girl.After a short courtship Betty and I married, and have shared life happily together for more than forty years. God's word says very little about dating because wives were generally chosen by the parents.
Proverbs Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.If the person you are going out with wants you to prove your love by letting him use your body, there is not much love there.Prove your love, and let him prove his, by saying no until marriage.1 Corinthians Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.” Proverbs Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.Proverbs 14:7 Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge there.The nearest thing we have to dating (courtship) in Scripture is in Genesis 28.It is the touching story where Isaac told Jacob to go to Padan Aram and marry one of his uncle Laban's daughters (Genesis 28:1 - 2).The narrative jumps to Genesis 29 where Jacob falls head over heels in love with his cousin Rachel.He then declares his willingness to work as his uncle's hired hand for seven years for Rachel.However, she went to college where she met a fellow, and wrote to say they were going to be married. One of the girls I had been dating was waiting in the wings.When the letter came from college, Jeannette made sure she was at the head of the line for dates. We had a wonderful life together for three years, until she got sick and sadly died at the age of 24.