After all, seems to want most of us to be married (Genesis ; Proverbs ; 1 Corinthians 7:2, 9). The reality is that good, Christ-exalting relationships very often fail before the ceremony, never to be recovered romantically.
The pain cuts deeper and lingers longer than most pain young people have felt in their lives. It’s one of the hardest things for me to write or speak about: the pain of intimacy that fell short of matrimony.
But beyond that, how do you know whom God wants you to marry? How can you know God’s will on this important decision?
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.
The wiring in most of us has us longing for the wedding day.
We’re looking, sometimes it feels frantically, for love, for affection and security and companionship and commitment and intimacy and help.
We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.
Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate.