Here are some practical rules to consider that may be helpful: · Make a commitment to each other the emotions start rolling. Treat this lady/gentleman the same way you expect someone to treat your spouse!
· If you are in a room alone together, keep the door open!
· Avoid romantic encounters until you are ready to commit to marriage. You will have the pleasure of learning romance with the one person you love in the Lord whom you will be blessed by it for the rest of your life with him or her!
· Do not accentuate on the physical but build up each other intellectually and spiritually in the Lord.
There are two key relationships you should establish with the one you are seriously dating with a view to marry; that of a spiritual mentor and an accountability partner to each other.Teenagers in school will be too young to start dating and courtship.In Singapore, the average age for marriage is between 27-30 years old.· Always be in a place where you can be easily interrupted and seen.· Never be alone in a room behind closed doors or quiet dark obscure corner or park at night with someone of the opposite sex.
If one is preparing for marriage and not able to communicate with your partner with transparency and vulnerability, then you need to be careful!