The bible on dating
ANSWER: Is there a correct way to go about dating according to the Bible? The nearest we have to courtship begins in Genesis 28 where Isaac told Jacob to go to Padan Aram and marry one of his uncle Laban's daughters.1.Do you make a shopping list, and check off each step? Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and commanded him. God's word says very little about dating because wives were generally chosen by the parents (see our article on arranged marriages). Try to find a mate this way would be as exciting as watching paint dry. It has many twists and turns, and you deal with them as they come.
And take a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother" (Genesis 28:1 - 2, HBFV)The narrative jumps to Genesis 29 where Jacob fell head over heels in love with his cousin Rachel.
In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.
We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices.
The fuller prohibition has come partly from a desire to keep as far as possible away from something that is spoken of with such serious warning in scripture. As our society has become more numerous and diverse, it has become more repulsive to us to marry close to family. Cousins usually share a common set of grandparents (though it can be only one grandparent) and one-half of the genetic pool.
It has also become a joke to put down those who were considered to be from the sticks--that is, rural folks who did not know any better. Second cousins usually share a common set of great-grandparents and one-fourth of the genetic pool.