Bible Articles on the Topic of Dating

The following articles have been compiled and indexed by inWORD Bible software.

Courtship

Corinth was a very wicked city. This is both specifically stated and implied in the Corinthian letters:

Marriage “Only in the Lord"

The Scriptures abound in warnings against alien marriage: The sons of God marrying the daughters of men resulted at last in the Flood (Genesis 6-9). Abraham and Isaac, faithful sojourners looking for the Kingdom, opposed such marriages for their sons (Genesis 24:3; 28:1). The Law of Moses forbade the yoking together of the clean ox and the unclean ass (Deuteronomy 22:10). Moses said to take no alien spouses (Deuteronomy 7:3,8). Solomon’s alien wives turned his heart from God (1 Kings 11:1-11). Ezra (Ezra 9;10) and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:23-29) tell us of the evils of such alliances, and Paul has stressed the deviation of such a union (1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Intermarriage: A Catholic and a Jew

Question: My stepdaughter, a Jewish girl, is marrying a very fine Catholic man. My wife and I are looking for a Rabbi in the (withheld) area who will perform the ceremony for them. The groom wishes the actual ceremony to be held jointly with a Catholic priest. The wedding ceremony and the reception are to be held in a hotel so there is no “religious property” involved (i.e. not in a church).

Love Ceasing

Question: A rabbi once gave me advice about marriage, but I’ve forgotten the quote. It had to do with not getting married due to physical attraction because it fades. Do you know that quote?

What Is So Bad About Intermarriage?

Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. (Deuteronomy 7:3)

What is the Jewish Definition of “Love”?

In Jewish thought, being a “giver” is one of the highest ideals to which we aspire. Love is expressed by the desire to give to another person. One who focuses only on the desire to take pleasure from another is not expressing love. Just the opposite.

Why Should A Person Get Married?

I’ll first explain some ideas behind the Jewish notion of marriage and why it is essential, and then refute some common arguments against getting married.

10 Things Happy Couples Avoid

Happiness in a relationship takes a daily conscious effort and healthy habits. Avoid these negative behaviors and attitudes and see how you can bring more love and joy into your own marriage.

10 Tips After 20 Years of Marriage

Mazel tov to us! We’ve been married for 20 years. Ironically, I still feel like that’s not all that much; those older and wiser than us have so much to teach us. But nevertheless, 20 years is a big milestone, and we’ve certainly learned plenty along the way. Here we go.

5 Myths about Marriage

Marriage advice from well-meaning friends often contains one of these five myths. Take it with a big grain of salt.

6 Ways to Stay in Love Forever

Relationships don’t coast by on autopilot. They need active effort to keep the love alive. Here are six secrets to stay in love forever:

Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

We didn’t know the newlywed couple very well but friends of ours had asked us to invite them over. It took less than a minute of dinner table conversation to see that they weren’t getting along very well.

Is It Lawful To Marry Unbelievers?

There is another question proposed, namely, “Does a believer commit sin in marrying an unbeliever?” What is sin? Paul says, “It is the transgression of law;” but it is also written, that “where there is no law there is no transgression.” Paul delivers a judgment which he thinks would be approved by the Deity; and no doubt it would. But he does not lay it down as a law. He says, a widow is at liberty to marry “only in the Lord,“ but he does not threaten her with any penalty if she did not take his advice. And, as Paul prescribed no punishment, I see no reason why you should be more stringent than the apostle. Offer your advice as he did; show the possible evils that might come upon her in so marrying, if she take your advice, it is well; if not, so much the worse for her, perhaps; yet, you have done what you considered right; more than this should be left for the Lord’s adjudication when he comes.

Married Couples’ Biggest Mistake

Not long ago I heard of a couple who were calling it quits and getting a divorce. They are not youngsters and have been married for many years. The gentleman explained to me that it was not over anything dramatic such as an affair or significant change in finances, but simply that they “had grown apart.”

Matching Couples

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

Shedding the Mask

A friend of mine who has been dating for years told me that she had finally found the perfect guy. He was smart, kind, successful, good looking, and serious about their relationship! “But there is one problem,” she told me. “I don’t like him.”

Ten Things Men Wish Women Knew

Ladies, it’s not complicated. And guys feel free to add your additional points in the comment sections below.

Ten Things Women Wish Men Knew

What, you say: Only 10?! Yes there are more. This is just a starting point. Add your additional points in the comment section below.

The Wedding Day

The night before my wedding I was having trouble sleeping. Like a child anticipating the first day of school, I was consumed with the excitement of the adventure that awaited me. It was either that or the fact that I went to the bathroom during the night about 18 times.

The Jewish View of Marriage

Most of us, if we aren’t already, will end up getting married at some point in our lives.

The Three Stages of Marriage

“Is my marriage beyond repair? Is this feeling normal?”

The Top 17 Pieces of Marital Advice

I collect marital wisdom. No matter where I am – on a plane, at a wedding, in the doctor’s waiting room, I look for people who seem happily married and ask, “What is your secret?” Here is the best of my collection:

Top Ten Gifts for Husbands

“So what does the husband want out of this marriage?” my supervisor asked. I had a whole list describing what the wife I was treating in therapy wanted, but I had almost nothing written down about the husband’s goals. Every time I asked him he just shrugged, and when his wife spoke, he usually glanced longingly at the door.

Two Equals One

“But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” (Genesis 24:4)

Where Have All the Good Jewish Men Gone?

Every year an equal number of Jewish boys and girls are born—but 20-something years later, there are far more [marriage]-minded women than men. The shortage of marriageable Jewish men is well-known, but the mystery of their disappearance remains unsolved for most of us.

Why Get Married

Why do you want to get married? Take a moment and write down your reasons. How you answer this question reveals a lot about your emotional and mental readiness for marriage. Compare your answers to what I think are the four best reasons for getting married.

Why I Don’t Touch Girls

I ... thought it would be worthwhile to share my experiences on the topic from the perspective of a 19-year-old guy.

Why I Don’t Touch Men

My love language has always been touch. Always.

Marriage and the Christian Life

I am aware that the subject upon which I have been asked to write is by no means an easy one.

Safe Dating: Christian Mingle Inspector

Christian Mingle, the popular Christian dating website, employs standup comedian John Crist to approve or reject applicants to their website.

Unevenly Yolked

Dating