I'm not saying that God doesn't have a will regarding your dating life.
God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.
-23), you are bound to make much better decisions in dating situations. The Bible provides some crucial relational principles but doesn't address the specifics. You can't follow antiquated courtship rituals anymore. Asking a woman's father if you can date his daughter without consulting her first might be a good way to never get a first date.) You also don't have a scriptural field manual that tells you how to behave in every situation.
Your head and your heart should be in Scripture at all times, but you won't find specific guidelines for dating. The answer isn't in the Bible (though the Song of Solomon sure gives us a clue). It's up to you to be in prayer and conversation with your Christian community about these things. I thought my wife was out of my league when I met her.
We no longer have rituals of courtship and arranged marriage to guide us every step of the way. It's also spawned a whole range of opinions and advice on how to handle dating.
One glance at the numerous books about love, dating, and marriage suggests that we're making a lot of this up as we go along.
Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.
Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.
God will tell them if a relationship is right, and God will end it if it's not.
All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
He says that God joins the relationship between a man and a woman at the point of marriage.