As Mark told CT, "If you have a solid friendship that you're working on, the rest of the marriage is going to come together.
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, said that after receiving a "flood" of questions on the topic of Christian dating, intimacy and living together, he wanted to address the top three inquires in his weekly video response. The first question had to do with the "line" in dating, with readers asking where is the boundary that should not be crossed during a casual or serious dating relationship.
Over lunch not long ago with a group of single men, they began asking what they should be praying for and looking for in a possible wife. Since the Bible calls you to humbly, lovingly, and sacrificially lead your family, you need to have a wife who walk with you and trust you.
And people are waiting longer than ever to marry—women in their mid- to late twenties on average and men closer to thirty.
The closer you get to a major city, the more singles you will find—most of them dating, relating, and fornicating.
How should older single Christians approach dating?
Lastly, he focused on older singles and how they approach dating, and pointed out that they would have already had a number of important life experiences, such as embarking on a career or buying a house, and so have more responsibility for themselves.
Is it OK to live together or have sex before marriage?