He was unlike anyone I had dated before — those guys were typically youth pastors or fellow missionaries.
Adam was neither of those things and he definitely wasn’t a Christian.
Looking at some typical dating practices of many Christians helps to better explain their perspective on the process.
First, in many cases the date may take place during a church-related activity.
Question: "What does the Bible say about dating / courting?
" Answer: Although the words “courtship” and “dating” are not found in the Bible, we are given some principles that Christians are to go by during the time before marriage.
Fortunately, this dopamine driven obsession usually lasts only 18 to 24 months.
Alternatively, in the secular world, dating is often looked at as a way of getting to know many people and marriage may not play a part in the mind of either person.
In other words, the purpose of dating is seen differently by the two groups.
But after three weeks, Adam knew things couldn’t stay that blissful.
Sitting quietly by my side, the doctor-to-be stated his prognosis: He said that though things might seem great, we believed differently, and ultimately, that would tear us apart.