Mark driscoll podcast dating
Is your goal to meet someone with whom you can grow in your relationship with Jesus?Are you taking your cues not from Scripture, the Holy Spirit and godly friends, but from magazines, talk shows, the media, pornography and godless acquaintances?By the 1940s, dating took on aspects of prostitution—as I said earlier, men treated women to nice dates, and in return they expected sexual favors.Naturally, those women who obliged were taken on more dates, and those women who didn’t weren’t asked out again.A few questions are worth pondering here: Is that relationship strong, maturing and growing, and is it your first priority above all other relationships?Do you need to wait to date someone until a time when your relationship with Jesus is stronger?
Socially, the rise of the car resulted in women being interested in men who were rich enough to afford a nice car and take them on nice dates, and men in turn pursued women who were the prettiest and most sexual.Things really changed in the 1960s with the onset of the sexual revolution.This resulted in the greatest change in the social dynamics of singleness in the Western world, with orgies, casual sex, homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality becoming increasingly socially acceptable.If the guy you’re interested in is not marriage material, then he’s not dating material either.
So the question really is, “Is it OK to marry an atheist—or any non-Christian, for that matter?
Those who understand this truth are in a much better theological frame of mind to marry, as they will be able to lovingly serve their spouse and think more about we than me.