What is the purpose of dating
We read through them, then she asked the same girls to come up and write the qualities we wanted in our future husbands. She asked us to review our own lists and looking at mine I saw noticeable differences.
This was no surprise to the woman holding the conference.
We have to look at dating through a God-centered worldview.
We have to look at dating with a sense of purpose and intent.
Now obviously, not every relationship will result in marriage, but you need to go through them as if that is the intention.
Now a 16 year old thinking about marriage is a little young, right?
Exclusivity and intentionality are ancient rituals, things of the past, and misplaced hopes. It’s not that this new line of thinking is necessarily untrue today, or that it’s not the current and corrupt trend of our culture. One of our most precious pursuits, that of a lifelong partner for all of life, is tragically being relegated to tweets, texts, and snaps, to ambiguous flirtation and fooling around. Therefore, only he can prescribe the purpose, parameters, and means of our marriages.
However, I was raised in a household that preached to love myself before I found someone else to love me.
Needless to say, it showed that in today’s society, the term boyfriend/girlfriend, is viewed loosely and as something temporary and of less value.
Ever since that conference, I’ve looked at dating differently.
We’ve both had relationships where we believed we were with the person we would marry, yet here we are now with each other.
When I was 15 and went to a conference with the girls in my youth group, we made a list of the qualities we would look for in our ideal boyfriends.