Assemblies of god dating
For example, it is a huge mistake to marry a person because they are strong spiritually when not attracted to them physically.
Or, it is a mistake to marry a person for their personality when their spiritual life is a mess, etc.
• Youth should be taught to have greater criteria beyond physically attraction.
They should be taught what to look for in a lifelong partner: someone who has God-given aspirations with their career, an education, the right concepts of family and God, the ability to handle money well, connected to a local church, etc.
Every youth pastor should be trained on the difference between the worldly concept of dating and the biblical concept of courtship.
• There are no boundaries or ethics in this type of relationship.
Thus, what initially starts off as French kissing quickly accelerates to petting, fondling, and then full-blown sexual intimacy.
Since most of the church doesn’t teach on this subject, a vacuum exists resulting in our teenagers adopting the worldview of popular culture.
This has led many church youth groups to become havens for dating and premarital sex.