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Topics: Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice | Desiring God

Buried in the first pages of the Bible are timeless dating principles.

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meeting your half orange

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In previous columns you've mentioned the idea of giving one another space during the dating process. You recommend one date for 2 or 3 hours and then not another one for several days, and I've followed that advice.

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The first thing in the Bible even remotely resembling today’s dating scene might be the marriage between Isaac and Rebekah. Lots of people were married before Isaac and Rebekah, but we don’t read about anyone getting married. Well, except in the garden, and I think we can all agree the situation (and surgery) there were extraordinary.

You may remember the story: Abraham, Isaac’s father, sends a servant back to his hometown to find a wife for his son. Rebekah gives the servant’s camels a drink, he gives her a couple heavy bracelets, her family approves, she meets Isaac at a tent — and they’re married.

If you’ve wanted to be married and aren’t, you might read Genesis 24 (as strange as it may seem today) with at least a little bit of curiosity and even longing — it just seems so simple and clean. After dating off and on for fourteen years, I know I did.

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Jennifer has been fighting her parents, Anne and Charles, for custody of her 6-year-old daughter and claims they are “out to get her”. They say Jennifer is irresponsible and incapable of being a good mother, and she needs help getting her life back on track. What advice does Dr. Phil give Jennifer?

Do you have a relative who you are completely at odds with because of their toxic behavior? Desperate for Dr. Phil’s help?