In this article I am going to call it “dating” and define it as “the process of finding a spouse.” I do not claim to be an expert: I realize that many varying opinions about dating float around Christian circles jumping over each other, getting mixed together, and consuming some people. You wish it could happen soon but it completely freaks you out. Some people call this dating, other people call it courting — there are likely countless terms you could use for the process. But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage). It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.
Even if one has a good handle on his own interpretation of the Song – or perhaps doesn't even believe the Song should be read from a natural perspective, the teaching provided by Jeremiah is in itself worth the read., set in the mid 1800s, tells of the adventurous--but extremely dangerous--months-long wagon train journey along the Oregon Trail, heading from Ohio to that far western state.The focus of the story is on the Waldron family, especially on the daughter, Samantha, 18, traveling with her father and her seven-year-old brother.Here's the way Dave would pray this for Jan: "Father, I pray this for Jan, that her love will abound more and more in both knowledge and depth of insight, so that she will be able to discern what is the best, and will be pure and blameless until the day Christ returns." You might want to read through Paul's letters, and other books of the Bible, looking for prayers that you can pray for each other.This can be a very meaningful way to pray for your spouse.