From dating to marriage
Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it.Unfortunately, many of us are being told we must date early and often if we ever want to be ready for marriage.Instead of “studying” for marriage by only giving ourselves away to other lovesick single people, we give ourselves to observing real-life, faithful, and happy husbands and wives.
Until you think about putting yourself (or your daughter) into someone else’s “incubator” for a few months, or years, while he or she tries out their “sexual feelings” and “moral limits.” We put too much of ourselves at risk in dating to donate our hearts to someone’s romantic experiment.
No one wants to exclusively commit to a relationship that doesn’t yield a future or that goes nowhere. When you know your destination you will know which route goes there. Whatever qualities you want in a spouse, have them too.