Indeed, the central issue we need to confront — and the reason I write and speak on this topic — is that when it comes to dating and relationships, perhaps more than in any other area of the everyday Christian life, the church is largely indistinguishable from the world.
That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
Interracial marriages are becoming more common in many societies.
All couples contemplating marriage need to give thoughtful consideration to a variety of practical issues, some of which may have no clear Biblical imperative.
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"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.
Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.
That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.Scott Croft is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church where he teaches a seminar on friendship, courtship and marriage.He is also an attorney who is used to tackling tough questions.I certainly agree with the inerrancy of Scripture, but that's not what I'm talking about here.The doctrine of the of Scripture assumes inerrancy but then goes a step further.