Christian dating advice breakup vision cocktail speed dating
They were not the Bible-reading, small-grouping, mission-tripping Christian young people common in evangelical churches today.
“Going steady” meant you were going out with the same person multiple times in a row.
This is different from my generation, which is encouraged to “wait until you are ready to get married” before pursuing a romantic relationship.
This advice, when combined with the fact that “the purpose of courtship is marriage”, makes asking a girl out for dinner the emotional equivalent of asking for her hand in marriage.
So what on earth were they doing that worked so well?
Over dinner, my grandmother shared her story about what dating was like back in the 30s and 40s.
Dating was evil and Courtship, whatever it was, was godly, good and Biblical.