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But though Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are still some topics that are left untouched when it comes to finding a biblical perspective.
In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion.
Youth in the Church are taught to wait until at least age 16 to begin dating and to date only those who have high moral standards.
The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.
Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.