At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited. All singles who profess Christ and aspire to marriage — even as a possibility — have this responsibility (even outside this area of life, we should all be trying to grow in Christ). If you're already sure of that basic answer, are you a growing and mature Christian?Are you generally humble and teachable, and do you respect authority?Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
Faithfulness A person who is marked by faithfulness will be steady and reliable.It’s a description of the nature of the marital bond—permanent and meant to last, not temporary and flimsy.American men are spending a greater percentage of their lives single. Is singleness the ‘purgatory’ on the way to marriage?In this lively exchange, Scott Croft, Joshua Harris, and Albert Mohler compare notes on countless aspects of singleness, dating, marriage, and courtship.