Purpose of dating is marriage
This can only be accomplished in actual situations with the opposite sex.
God created us to need interpersonal relationships.
During the two seminar sessions, several hundred lively and interested young people raised a number of questions.
The more similarities there are in a relationship, the less likelihood that conflicts will emerge.In Genesis it says, Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." As Adam and Eve demonstrate, no matter how many friends we have, in order to fulfill our deep need for love and affection, we need close relationships with others, especially the opposite sex.One of the worst of all human conditions is loneliness.Several months ago I was invited by the Sichuan University of Finance and Economics and the Sichuan University of Nationalities to conduct a seminar on “Setting Boundaries in Dating”.The purpose of the seminar was to provide an opportunity for dialog and reflection with the participants, who are expected to get married within the next decade, and to help ensure that when that time comes they would use their utmost wisdom in making the most important decision of their lives.
The reason I mention that, for those of you who did not know, is that the subject which I have to talk to you about today is one that I have been thinking about for many years.