What the bible says about dating cousins
If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.
In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.
Not only is there nothing said about the topic, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.
Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?
I have a liking for my second cousin but we haven’t communicated.But even in your culture, as you’ve explained it, there’s no prohibition against marrying a 2nd cousin, and neither is there in Western cultures.In fact marriage to a 2nd cousin is legal in every country in the world.Even today in the cultures of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept.The modern-day concept of “dating” looked far different 2,000 years ago.
How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn't believe?