The world says that living together before you're married is completely normal because, well, how else would you find out if your boyfriend's/girlfriend's habits are too annoying to live with?Sadly, this is a very self-centered way of entering into a relationship.According to 2 Peter -20, God's way is totally contradictory to the way the world says unmarried couples should act.The world is constantly sending a message of "try before you buy" when it comes to dating.Before we get into this though, we've gotta throw out the reminder that if your parents have told you that they do not want you to date yet, then you must respect their rules.Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." That said, let's take a look at what the Bible says about romantic relationships.Remember Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
The world says that sleeping around is necessary to see if you're physically compatible.
When Catiana is not writing or hanging out with teens, she loves spending time with her two kids, five socially awkward cats, and her amazing friend-amily.
Dating and courting are basically the same thing—just different terms.
Dating or courting or whatever you want to call it can be a great way to solidify an already super strong friendship if your parents have given their blessing, God is at the center, and you are both ready to step it up.
If you want to shoot for a lifelong, God-honoring union with your best friend, then that is when you know it's time to start a romance (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).