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 ).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.But though Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are still some topics that are left untouched when it comes to finding a biblical perspective. I had just said goodbye (probably forever) to my first love, Eric Anderson. For me, it required an honest and painful conversation with myself about my personal revelation. I thought I was so nobly giving up so much by not choosing to marry Eric.
We ran into each other later that week in the library and the rest was history. I completed my interviews over the phone with my priesthood leaders who were back in California. It was over the phone outside of The Craze in Rexburg — while on a date with Eric. I paused before I answered, and as I did, the sweetness of the spirit pressed on my heart and I knew I was doing what was right. But ultimately, this experience taught me to trust God’s answers.We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).The ultimate goal of dating or courting is finding a life partner.The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.