My friend wrote a helpful blog post on dating that got my writing juices flowing. I haven't written down most of my thoughts on dating and pursuing marriage. I have many lessons I've learned from others and from pastoring high school, college, and post-college brother and sisters in the faith. I’ve also learned a lot from being married that would make me do things differently if I could go back. I've seen many hearts broken, bodies and souls violated, consciences deformed. I’ve felt the grieving and anger of God. I've also seen hearts guarded and restored, bodies honored, consciences cleared and strengthened. I’ve felt the joy and approval of God. Sometimes I've seen both sides in the same relationship. There is much wisdom and truth for dating learned by those who've gone before and it is in this spirit I pray it helps you walk in the advice of the righteous not wicked, stand in the path of saints not sinners, and sit in a group of worshippers not mockers.