Short dating period before marriage
In response, many Christians counsel couples to marry quickly so they have place for biblical sexual expression. Even the Apostle Paul encouraged the Corinthian believers to marry in order to have a place to find godly sexual satisfaction and thereby avoid sexual immorality (1 Cor. For couples facing the especially strong temptation to have sex with each other, the decision to marry quickly can be wise.
But now let’s turn the tables and explore a couple of the biggest reasons why Christians might counsel a couple to take their time in getting married.
Having a short relationship creates a greater risk of not knowing your significant other as well as you should or not resolving personal or relational issues that need to be settled before entering into marriage.
Especially for individuals who are younger or have less experience with romantic relationships, it may be all the more important to allow more time to develop a sound foundation of relational experience.
The longer a relationship lasts, typically the stronger this sexual desire becomes. Some writers say you shouldn’t drag your feet and should marry quickly. If you read the Christian relationship pundits long enough, you’ll find comments on how long a healthy relationship should be before marrying.Another of the biggest reasons Christians recommend a short relationship is the reality of a couple wanting to have sex with each other.The human sex drive can be strong enough when considering a complete stranger.