Sermon on dating
Greater numbers of people are questioning the institution of marriage every day.
And there seems to be no end of sociologists, psychologists, marriage counselors and others considered to be experts, who are only too willing to offer what are no more than the —over whether homosexual partners should be granted marriage licenses. President and his allies are pursuing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.
A sampling of opinions reveals a variety of definitions, with seemingly no two alike.
In the simplest form, a date is merely a set time agreed upon by two people to engage in an activity.
Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.
Many simply slip or tumble into dating situations, seemingly not caring how this happens, or even consider in order to successfully date—and be able to eventually move on to the more serious courtship and pursuit of marriage.
Webster’s states that courting is “to engage in social activities leading to engagement and marriage.” Most would reply, “But isn’t that dating? Courting is a separate but important and intricate part of the process pointing toward and leading to marriage.