IN THE BEGINNING After God created man in Genesis chapter one, we find that God immediately set out to create a helpmeet for him.Genesis says, "And Adam gave names to all the cattle and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him." Thus God begins His plan to bring woman on to the scene as a companion for man. Unfortunately, no, there is no such book that will conveniently select the perfect soul-mate for life.Woman was created from the rib of man (Genesis ,22), and took her God-given place by Adam's side as his wife and help meet. Since God doesn't create a mate for us, we must do our best to find that "Mr. We do not have the prearranged marriages which were so often seen in Eastern countries where the parents did the picking of the mate and the children went obediently to the marriage altar. However, there is a book which will be the most excellent guide that you will ever have; that book is the Bible!
THE PURPOSE OF DATING Dating or courtship was designed for young people to have an opportunity to become better acquainted with other young folks so they could find out what they had in common and to see whether or not they enjoyed one another's company.If they did, it would be a relationship worth pursuing, the ultimate goal of which would be marriage.Today, many young people do not specifically date with the thought of marriage in mind.However, it is important for those who are dating to realize that anytime you are dating, the possibility of a permanent relationship might occur.
People have been known to fall in love even when it is least expected.Therefore we could say that dating is a "prelude to marriage." Keeping this thought in mind, let us consider some other subjects.DESIRABLE QUALITIES If we agree that it is possible for one who is dating to fall in love with the one they are courting, then we can logically assume that it is of the utmost importance for a Christian to be dating one who is of like faith.