Sermon on dating
In America, civil unions have already been permitted for some time in certain states. Frustrated that “the courts are defining marriage” for the whole country, he stated that “marriage should be defined But is this true?Is it really “the people” who have devised the institution of marriage?If parents neglect the proper rearing of their children, or if children do not obey their parents, the effects could be poor performance in school, drug addiction, criminal conduct or worse. Just as speeding can result in a ticket, whether the driver knew the speed limit or not, so those who break the laws of God reap penalties, whether they know they are violating specific laws or not.?WHY has mankind never been able to solve these and other great problems? A sampling of opinions reveals a variety of definitions, with seemingly no two alike.In the simplest form, a date is merely a set time agreed upon by two people to engage in an activity.
If so, then is it also human beings who should define the traditional means of selecting a mate pursuant to this goal? Its customs, beliefs, values, philosophies, traditions and practices are not of God.
Why do they only grow worse with the passing of time?
The answer: because the laws and principles of God are being routinely broken by earth’s billions of human inhabitants. If the effects are bad or rotten, then we should be able to admit that something is wrong, possibly very wrong, with the cause—the ways that people in society practice dating, courtship and even engagement.
Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.
Many simply slip or tumble into dating situations, seemingly not caring how this happens, or even consider in order to successfully date—and be able to eventually move on to the more serious courtship and pursuit of marriage.This God-plane relationship would include expanding the family to children who would experience more productive and abundant lives, because their home and family would provide a strong, positive environment, capable of nurturing them to adulthood and into their own successful marriages with children.