At every wedding you attend, you will hear the pastor read Genesis , “It is not good for man to be alone.” For many, this is an affirmation that singleness is bad, so everyone ought to end up married.

Adam was an unmarried man in the garden, God looked at him and decided that being unmarried was bad, so He solved the problem by creating a wife and getting Adam married.

If lust is in your heart, then changing your external situation (having a spouse to have sex with) is not going to fix you.

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That, in point of fact, is always my major concern when the subject of “dating” comes up in Christian circles.

It is inevitably brought up by pastors with “smoking hawt” wives who had the luxury of dating a bunch of different women and are therefore now qualified to tell everyone else how, and how not, to do it.

But I don’t believe that this is the point of Genesis .

When God looked at the one human being He had created, He decided that human beings shouldn’t live in isolation.

I doubt I’ll surprise anyone by saying that Christians are bad at dating.

We all feel it in our bones and see it at every church function.Tomorrow I will try to sort through the awkward language we use for dating (e.g., courting, dating, boyfriend/girlfriend).broached the subject of dating, asking the question, “What Does ‘Intentional’ Mean in Dating?In other words, Paul isn’t saying that you should get married as soon as you feel lust.Instead, if you are the kind of person that God has called to marriage (and this implies that there is another kind of person as well), then don’t run from God on this issue.You may spend your honeymoon lust-free (probably you’ll just be venting your lust with your new spouse), but only gaining self-control through the power of the Spirit will change the desires in a person’s heart.