"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.The modern-day concept of “dating” looked far different 2,000 years ago.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.Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The Bible is a compilation of various texts (or books) of different ages.
Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
From the internal testimony of the texts, the individual books of the 27-book New Testament canon are likely dated to the 1st century AD.
The first book written was probably 1 Thessalonians, written at around 50 CE.
Don't spend your time in wild parties and getting drunk or in adultery and lust, or fighting, or jealousy." Dating should not include a sexual relationship. "But sexual sin is never right: our bodies were not made for that, but for the Lord…That is why I say to run from sex sin. When you sin this sin it is against your own body." Keep yourself pure. "And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure." To keep from hurting ourselves, sexual desires and activities must be placed under Christ's control. "For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion as the heathen do, in their ignorance of God and his ways." If you have already gone too far physically, what should you do? Don't toss me aside, banished forever from Your presence. Restore to me again the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You." Third, Believe that God has indeed forgiven you and quit feeling guilty. "What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.
There was a time when I wouldn't admit what a sinner I was.