There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.

Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.

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Rely on God's love, wisdom, and sustaining presence while you're dating.

Though God won't do all the work for you, he'll be with you every step of the way.

All they have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

This may be the biggest excuse men use for being lazy in relationships, much less finding one.

Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection?

If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.

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.

But, as in all things, it's best to ask for his guidance.

The Bible promises he will provide that whenever we ask.

If you are dating someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Christ, you are playing with fire. Don’t let the relationship progress to a physical point and then hope you can cut it off later. You need all the help you can get in today’s world. Do you depend on Him to meet your needs of love and security?