Does this sound like a fairytale—a children’s bedtime story? This is because modern society is shot full of wrong education, misinformation, hollow opinions, pop psychology, ignorance, bad advice—or no advice—all of which virtually prevents young people from having any hope for true happiness in marriage.The following are revealing statistics, trends and facts derived from census data, and what sociologists, psychologists, marriage planners/counselors and others report.While shocking, this is only the briefest thumbnail—a very tiny sampling—of all that could have been included.Take the time to consider the enormous implications of these statistics.But, before we address this, the principle of If you drink too much alcohol, you will become intoxicated. If industry pollutes the environment, the result is contaminated air or water, or even the much-debated problem of global warming.This could lead to a long list of bad effects: A next-day headache, being arrested, or even an auto accident resulting in injury or death to yourself or others. If countries go to war, the results—the effects—are economic upheaval, disease, famine and general misery for all involved.Is this not something people just pick up from others and “learn as they go”?
In the simplest form, a date is merely a set time agreed upon by two people to engage in an activity.
But God is calling—and working with—a small number of people, whom He is training for a very special purpose.
Who and how one chooses to date, which can lead to courtship and marriage, is inseparable from this purpose.
Should “the people” decide who and what constitutes a marriage?
If so, then is it also human beings who should define the traditional means of selecting a mate pursuant to this goal? Its customs, beliefs, values, philosophies, traditions and practices are not of God.