Scripture on dating and marriage

To say or believe that another person is “everything” or the most important thing in one’s life is idolatry, which is sin (Galatians ; Colossians 3:5).

Also, we are not to defile our bodies by having premarital sex (1 Corinthians 6:9, 13; 2 Timothy ).

Question: "What does the Bible say about dating / courting?

" Answer: Although the words “courtship” and “dating” are not found in the Bible, we are given some principles that Christians are to go by during the time before marriage.

But be encouraged, though He may not always provide us with the direct plan, He always gives us everything we need to get where He wants us to go.

Though the Bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak volumes about relationships, godly interactions and principles that can be applied to how you date.

In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.

Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.

In most aspects of modern life, God doesn’t provide cookie-cutter answers or formulas.

1 Corinthians reminds us that no matter what it is we’re doing; it can be used as a means to glorify God.

Type the word “dating” into your bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.