Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.
How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.
It also involves the joy of romantic desire/attraction and intimacy and sexual desire/attraction and intimacy.
The Song of Songs, the dialogue between King Solomon and his bride, is a celebration of the romantic and physical love between a husband and wife.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).
One kind of relationship the Bible describes is friendship.
Together we could better understand Scripture and how to apply it. As Christians on a state university campus, we faced challenging situations regularly and had conversations with peers that left us with questions.
It involves coming together into a permanent bond of unity.This love is based on our relationship with Christ and is not dependent on feelings we may or may not have for a fellow-believer.Brother-sister relationships in Christ involve two foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a fellow-believer in Christ and care and concern a believer is to have toward other believers.When I became a Christian late in high school, I knew I had a lot to learn.Thankfully, a close friend gave me a Bible, and I began to read furiously, soaking up this new wisdom.Proverbs gives several characteristics of friends and friendships.