One of our bedrock governing principles in biblical dating — and in how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ generally — is not to "defraud" our single brothers and sisters by implying a greater level of commitment between us and them than actually exists (see 1 Thessalonians 4:6).I discuss this principle more fully in "Principles for Drawing Boundaries" and "What Does a Biblical Relationship Look Like?We might even say that getting to know one another better and more deeply is (up to a certain limited point, of course) the very of a dating relationship.of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).Not once but twice, we bless the couple that they should become “beloved friends.” Make sure you’re friends first and then lovers.A lover who is not your friend can easily hurt you. And if they do, they will make every effort to repair the hurt, just like you do with your best friends.
#1: Do We Care about Each Other as Good Friends Do?Winter, in general, seems to induce men and women to pop the question, as 30% of all engagements occur in November and December.So, we surveyed 1,000 recently-engaged Weddington Way customers (all women), posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement?As Shaya Ostrov says in his book, The Inner Circle,"I’m watching you, hearing you, paying attention to you.I’ve put it all together and have arrived at the conclusion that you and your life mean something to me." That’s why the essence of real love is friendship In a Jewish wedding ceremony, the bride and groom are given seven blessings.I don't know whether you've noticed this, but people involved in a dating relationship tend to get to know each other better over the course of that relationship.