written by Jared
We live in a culture that doesn’t respect the Bible’s claim for purity. The idea of staying both physically and emotionally pure, as you wait for your future spouse, is not regularly practiced. In fact, this idea is mocked. You would think that a man of purity, such as Tim Tebow, should be a role-model for our children. The remnant honors him, but our culture mocks his virginity. Why? Because it shines a light on their inner guilt and shame. Remember the following: The enemy loves dating because it deceives God’s little-ones into sin and shame.
From ancient past up until the 1950’s, the idea of dating didn’t really exist. We have become so accustomed to idea of dating, that we fail to recognize its danger. Dating is a pseudo-marriage. The couple becomes exclusive. They are physical. Often, the pseudo-marriage ends in pseudo-divorce, and the two people are the worse for it. By the time marriage comes, they’ve been attached, torn apart, and reattached to so many people (both physically and emotionally) that they go into real marriage tattered and torn. Most people, in hindsight, will admit to these facts. And yet, parents continue to encourage or allow their children to date while saying, “Isn’t that cute?”