Is dating wrong according to the bible
Make up for quality with quantity.—Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3) 16) A wife?The Bible does not give us a specific means by which we can find spouses. Some might cultivate a letter-writing relationship (or as we might more commonly find it, e-mail, or some form of social media).I am obviously not saying that hugs and kisses of affection or greeting to relatives and the like are out of bounds. In some cultures, kisses of greeting — between members of the same sex or of the opposite sex — as well as hand-holding and other forms of physical expression during normal, non-romantic social intercourse, are more common. You might even be able to talk me into the notion that , "non-leaning-in" hugs of greeting, sympathy, etc.
Perhaps this should tell us that it is a matter of Christian liberty and that in the end, we should rely on God's grace, wisdom, prayer, and godly counsel rather than make claims that the Bible has never made.In some cultures, the thought of dating or courting is out of the question.I once walked in on one of my office mates in grad school--he was a Christian training for the ministry in Japan.I'll start by putting my position right on the line: kissing is OK.We need to address the whole spectrum ("just kissing" included). First, the fact that "romantically oriented" is in italics above is important.