For more study on this check out lesson 12 on choosing a godly mate in our series on the book of Proverbs on our web site.
It seems to me that one should not date anyone whom Proverbs tells us not to associate with, and that one should consider dating only those who possess the qualities of a good friend (or of a potential life’s mate).
” I think we can all agree that the Bible forbids the Christian from marrying an unbeliever.
In summary, a believer may not marry an unbeliever.
If he or she does so, the believer is sinning, and the consequences for that sin will be lasting and potentially devastating.
It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.
I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.
The principle stated in 2 Corinthians -18 would seem to apply to marriage as well, and some might see it as applying to dating.