What is dating for
As a Christian she knows that she is supposed to practice chastity, but she also does not want to lose his affection and attention.
So she will start to look for “lines” to define how far she is willing to go to win his approval.
The ultimate reason for dating is to find a spouse.
Once you’ve found someone to marry and you get married, you no longer engage in dating.
And it can be all very confusing for a young man and woman committed to the Christian virtue of chastity!
In spite of their “best intentions” they can find themselves sliding down a slippery slope toward pre-marital sex. But it requires a great deal of self-discipline and maturity. But even when a teenager possesses great self-discipline and maturity, the question remains: what can he or she achieve through a dating relationship that he could not achieve through friendship?
To achieve that she will struggle against her willingness to give over whatever she perceives he wants from her.They are able to begin forming an idea of what it is they are looking for in a future spouse.All of this happens while enjoying the dynamics of having fun in pressure-free relationships. They get all the benefits of what is good from dating, without all the confusion.How many times can you fall in and out of being a different man’s “one and only” before you stop believing that you are worth loving and being truly cherished as one man’s “one and only true love” for life? By the time you are ready to marry and you find that someone whom God has called you to be with, what meaning in your life will all those past relationships have?How many men can you let into your heart as your “one and only” before you stop believing that you are truly capable of loving one man alone, unconditionally for life? Very little – apart from the regrets you might feel because you had given your heart, affection and perhaps physical intimacy to someone who is now not your husband.