Christian concept of dating
But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day until I finally admitted all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them.
I said to myself, 'I will confess them to the Lord.' And You forgave me! Now I say that each believer should confess his sins to God when he is aware of them, while there is time to be forgiven. You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble!
The word "friend" means someone you like who also likes you.
This liking involves a "friendship kind of" affection based often on personality and common likes and interests.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.
"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.
" Amos 3:3, NKJV says, "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating. The Bible describes and gives directions concerning friendship.
Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).