German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer addresses this issue in a wedding sermon he wrote for his sister from a Nazi jail cell.
Dating as a socially accepted means of finding a mate has been around for less than a century.
Before that, strict courtship rituals governed the path to marriage.
Some Christians take a lot of comfort in the idea that God will do the heavy lifting when it comes to dating.
God will tell them if a relationship is right, and God will end it if it's not.
But, as in all things, it's best to ask for his guidance.
The Bible promises he will provide that whenever we ask.God may, in fact, have a spunky brunette in mind, and he's steering you toward her as you read this.But the Bible does not promise that God will provide a loving relationship for you while you sit around and do nothing.You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.Whom you married wasn't even up to you most of the time.