It’s worth heeding Solomon’s words that we “not stir up or awaken love until it pleases” (Song 2:7).
Even if you’re attracted to or in love with someone, if you’re not ready to get married then it’s likely wise to hold off starting that relationship.
Consider whether they seem ready to be a good Christian husband or wife and then, if you think so, get to know them a little better.Steve Morrison is a youth and young adults' pastor on Sydney's Northern Beaches.He was formerly a professional musician, holds degrees in ancient history, science and theology, and continues to research in the area of evangelism while playing the odd bit of jazz on the side. He is the author of Born This Way and The Path of Purity.Dating can be a good thing—alongside seriousness and wisdom.Since dating comes with dangers, it would be wise to leave it until being married is possible, and then only date someone we genuinely think we could marry. too young) then dating will almost always be destructive, both for the people in the relationship and the church.