I only ask that you take the time to examine the hypothetical matter being presented.If you disagree, be willing to rationally and intellectually raise your objection.One of the most powerful and illuminating contextual passages on marriage can be found in the book of Ephesians, chapter 5.
Dating may make you more familiar with your counterpart.
It may give you confidence that you can adequately project the outcome of your relationship with that person, but marriage is not about familiarity or even comfort, it is about commitment and sacrifice.
We were not designed for casual romantic engagement for the sake of assessing a potential mate. When examining the biblical marriage or even many Eastern cultures in which dating is not a part of the marital process, we find that the success rate for marriage is as high as 95 percent.
Of course another element that is present in both is a true sense of covenant and commitment.
This does not address the casual behavior of many who don’t seek a long term monogamous relationship.
We will focus on the belief that dating, when properly engaged, has the power to properly lay the foundation for a long, lasting and successful marriage.
Marriage is a biblical institution and any examination of its existence must be done so in light of its original design.
Time does not permit for an in-depth discussion into the institution of marriage here, but what we can assess here is that marriage was ordained by God in Genesis Chapter two and validated numerous times throughout the Bible.
This article will also treat the Bible as authoritative and inerrant.
Again, if you disagree you are well within your right to do so.
The problem is that these connections are developed with no sense of commitment, meaning that at any point either party can simply decide that they no longer want to be involved with the other and just walk away.