When we're dating, marriage should indeed be at the forefront of our minds.
We should approach the process of dating with the same careful judgment that we use in finding a marriage partner, using our mind, will, and emotions.
Too often, these failures get their roots from partners who confuse sex with love.
Let's begin with a biblical look at the purpose of sex.
For each one of us, God has designed a single person who will suit us best, and with whom we can bring the most glory to God.True love, as it is described in Philippians 1:9-12, is enduring, kind, faithful, and hopeful.It is never jealous, conceited, unmannerly, irritable, self-seeking, demanding its rights, it never takes pleasure in injustice, and it never fades. Perhaps one of the major causes of failed relationship is the speed and extent of involvement before love has time to gel.Finally, they are to love each other physically, or sexually. However, marriage partners must be much more than friends, and they must do more than just "fall in love." We have all had friends from whom we have been separated.We find that after a period of absence, our friendship turns to forgetfulness.