But before we get into the specifics, we want to validate the reasons behind this movement.
No one would take such a stance against dating without good reason, and the reason people are giving up dating seems to be this: pain, disillusionment, and detrimental effects to their spiritual life. As we have seen over the years working with many singles and being single for a long time ourselves (both of us were well into our thirties before we married), dating can cause a lot of hurt and suffering.
For many people the pain and suffering of dating becomes too much, and they are ready for an alternative. While we agree that the hurt must stop, we don't think that dating is the problem. In the same way that cars don't kill people, drunk drivers do, dating does not hurt people, but dating in out-of-control ways does. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence" (Colossians 2: 20 - 23). Set Up a Detention Hall.....257Conclusion.....277 This nine-session, small group study DVD, Boundaries Revised, features Dr.’s Henry Cloud and John Townsend, who uncover the secrets to cultivating the habit of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships. To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property ...
And out of this motivation, we concur with the followers of the no-dating movement and its proponents. Paul's advice to the Colossians is sound: "Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 'Do not handle! Paul cautioned the Colossians that making rules and abstaining from certain practices would never develop the maturity they needed to live life. Ninguna otra persona influyó tanto como su mamá en lo que usted es hoy. Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation.
They have trouble integrating their spiritual life into dating.
They experience heartbreak, they repeatedly pick the "wrong type," they can't find the "right type," or they find the "right type" and they don't like him or her as much as the wrong type.
I was curious about why people were asking the same question.
So, one day, I asked where these questions were coming from.
And the question came out the same as the first time."What do you mean, 'the biblical position'? "Well, do you think that dating is a biblical thing to do? Once I heard her question, I thought she was kidding, but I soon realized she was not.
I had heard people ask about the biblical position on capital punishment or euthanasia, but never on dating.