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And Jesus Christ will not get his glory if we do not realize that on the cross he bore my sin in such a way that he secured that privilege that the Holy Spirit worked in my heart.So the point to stress in sharing the gospel is, "I want you to hear the best news in all the world, namely that Christ died for your sins such that if you will believe on him you will be saved.For some reason, much of the Reformed community scratches their heads in bewilderment when you bring up the subject of dating.As if the Word is silent on the subject and all we can do is hope for the best. For our youth, dating and the opposite sex is a huge part of their life no matter what we as parents would like to think. Only a few generations ago dating was almost unheard of in North America. Rothman, a secular humanist in her thesis, ‘Intimate acquaintance’: courtship and the transition to marriage in America, 1770-1900: A Finding Aid, writes, A first-class revolt against the accepted American order took place among American youth in the 1920’s.
Yet lately, as I kiss them goodnight and tuck them into bed, there comes to my mind a very critical question, “what will happen to them in the years to come as they discover boys? Thankfully my youngest girl is only 4 and she thinks boys are pests and only slightly above the worms they chase her with. But my 9 year old is only a few years away from what the world calls the “dating scene”, and my heart trembles with what I see as an example within the Reformed Church.The first of the pluses is: “You no longer have to worry about getting a date”!One of the minuses is: “You are limited in who you can date.…Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?