God said, “It is not good that man should be alone” (Genesis for us!Marriages are not only a basis for happiness, they offer us longer and better-quality lives.One of the first penalties of serial monogamy is emotional suffering.The sexual act creates an emotional bond between a man and a woman.They are also the building blocks of communities, societies and, ultimately, civilizations. Though the Bible gives no specific age when dating is appropriate, wise parents will teach their maturing children sound biblical principles that will help them follow God’s standards of behavior.A society is only as strong as its marriages and families. Parents should determine when their children are ready to date based on their maturity and readiness to accept responsibility for their actions.
To ease that pain, the young man and woman typically move quickly to establish a similar relationship with a new partner-repeating the same mistake.
If the couple breaks up and the two start dating others, the common assumption is that they are then free to have sexual relations with their new partners.
This practice of serial monogamy-being sexually active with only one other person at a time-is widely considered to be a suitable way to date and find a future spouse.
A thorough understanding of God’s standards for dating and marriage is one of the greatest blessings children can receive from their parents.
Some people, however, are far past that point, having already reached adulthood, married and divorced. Because adults are older, does that give them license for more liberties than adolescents may take? The Bible teaches that God’s standards for dating apply to people of all ages.