Courting not dating
Ask yourself these questions: "Which is more biblical? " In earlier times, all courtship included rigid supervision and protection of the female.
Most parents continue to allow dating because it is the way that they did things in their day, and they believe that they survived.
Dating is in direct contradiction of the following scriptures that admonish us to flee youthful lusts (Eph ; 2Tim ); flee fornication (1Cor ). It is naive to think that an invitation to a Bible study has no romantic connotations, or to think that any form of male/female touching is not sexual - a "touch" is sexual. The prevalence of date rape proves that it is impossible for a woman to guarantee she can say no, after one hour of introductory intimacy.
"Flee" is not merely refraining from sexual intercourse, it means staying away as far as possible from the beginning of the process. It seeks self-satisfaction apart from the responsibilities of marriage. It ignores the biological facts of human sexuality.
1 Jn -17 states, "Do not love the world or the things in the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.