Youth dating sermon
In the light of the high rate of breakups and divorce, it is very clear that dating customs of this society need to be totally altered!Marriage counselors have found that there are three negative things that are consistently ignored during the courtship period.
Sexual activity is so prominent in this society today with regard to dating, and even in casual meetings, that sexual activity is often expected as the "norm" during the engagement period.Martin Collins, concluding the series on dating and marriage, asserts that pre-marital sex during the courtship or dating period leads to long-term devastating effects, and never leads to adjustment in marriage.Also, while the Bible does not prohibit interracial marriage, there are a large number of cultural and identity issues making such a union unwise.Both have forever ruined their potential for the perfect marriage. Almost everyone, today, assumes that "making out" is completely within the bounds of decency after a definite engagement. What about premarital sexual intercourse between engaged couples?And so, they have to make the best of it always falling short of what could have been, if done God's way. Does it help prepare for adjustment in marriage, or does it prevent or make more difficult that adjustment?Boys need somebody to clean up after them." Carolyn, an eight year old girl, had this to say about deciding who to marry: "My mother says to look for a man who is KIND.... I'll find somebody who's KINDA tall and handsome." Well, young girls certainly have their opinions about marriage from an early age.
Guys seem to delay thinking about marriage until it is about to happen.
In the case of sexual sins, a person pays a dear physical penalty by the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—of which there are many. Most people do not believe that His laws are good because of the hostility that runs through most humans beings.
From what I understand there are dozens and dozens of them. The secularly educated and scientific world rejects all knowledge of the invisible but powerful laws of God.
That is part of the problem with marriages today—they just seem to happen without a great deal of thought or wisdom put into them.
Eventually, long-term dating can, and should, lead to marriage.
The ingredients that make dating and marriage work are faith, hope, and love.