Once they've done that, God increases his sustaining presence.I'm not saying that God doesn't have a will regarding your dating life.
We no longer have rituals of courtship and arranged marriage to guide us every step of the way. It's also spawned a whole range of opinions and advice on how to handle dating.
There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.
Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.
You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.
There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.
Before that, the couple has to take the initiative.
Rather than directing the course of the relationship, God wants the couple to grow and learn how to make a commitment.
All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.
There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
One glance at the numerous books about love, dating, and marriage suggests that we're making a lot of this up as we go along.