They could freely choose potential life partners of various age groups, professional status and social standings.

Take time to study what God’s Word says about this and remember He is the One who has the final say; after all, He created the institution called marriage.

However, you are also encouraged to seek the advice of your pastor, parents and Christian elders so that they can clarify you on any questions that may come up.

These people were a sort of “match-makers.” Times have changed. From the Bible, we discover that arranged marriages were the norm in the Old Testament times.

People tend to meet themselves during social gatherings. The death of Christ ushered in the New Covenant so it’s not surprising that we don’t find the idea and practice of arranged marriages in the New Testament. As children of God, we have to understand that it is only God that gives us the right mate.

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Nowadays, young Christian men and women have unique means of meeting and knowing each other.

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This question pops up in many discussions on Christian dating. Some Christian denominations, for example evangelicals, will advise you shouldn’t date someone who doesn’t have the same beliefs you have about Christ. K to date unbelievers if the aim is to bring them into the Christian fold. What should be the appropriate step to take if you’ve prayed and you still believe that God is leading you to date someone who is not a member of your sect?

They believe that the world we live in is more open and expressive when it comes to sexual matters.