If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.
I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me.” —Song of Solomon 3:4Strength In Love Love also encapsulates the storms of life; it can’t escape them, and so both of your love will stand strong, or will be hurt. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Forgiveness and showing love can be hard at times, and even may seem impossible, but do it. If God brought you two together, fight for one another, believe in one another.“There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.” —Proverbs -19Sacrificial Love Love is sacrificial. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Joyful Love These verses from Song of Solomon, as we know, can be quite revealing, but that was intentional. Remember the giving of yourself and of your partner. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
This kind of beautiful, fulfilling love exists, and it’s a wondrous thing to share in it together and to be grateful that you have found the one your soul loves.“Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. In marriage, giving yourself up for the sake of another is one of the most beautiful truths to this life-long commitment. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Let’s face it, we have all temporarily turned to everything from shopping to food for fulfillment. There is a difference in loving and being “in love” and fully committed to the person you KNOW you were meant to marry…for better or worse.
Things--even relationships with benefits--can never truly satisfy (Colossians 3:2). You have to get out of the “love” boat to walk on the water. "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said.
The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.
In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.