Proper age range for dating
* * * If you're reading this, you're interested in dating. In our society, dating has become something of an obsession. It's just something you do if you're single and of age (and that age is quickly dropping) in America. In fact, depending on which statistics one believes, the divorce rate for professing Christians may actually be than for Americans as a whole.
You've done it, you're doing it, you'd like to do it, or you need to teach somebody else how to do it. It is considered the natural precursor to marriage, and is generally considered something to be desired, whatever form it might take. If you were to Google the word "matchmaker," you would receive something in the neighborhood of 21,200,000 responses — with a few of these outfits claiming to be Christian, but most making no such claim. As evangelical Christians, we're called to be distinct in the ways we think and act about all issues that confront us and those around us. Granted, not all of these people are evangelicals, but we're not doing so well either.
The answers he brings may be different from anything you've heard before.
The topics he's going to be dealing with are ones in which equally committed Christians have found different biblical interpretations.
And if you are 14, the condition fails as 7 7=14 and 14 is not less than 14.
Basically it says the age of the younger person in the relation should not be less than half the age of the older person plus seven years.
"We found that marrying women 14.6 years younger maximized men's lifetime reproductive success—in other words, the number of offspring surviving to age 18." The researchers did this by examining church records of 700 marriages from the Utsjoki, Inari and Enontekiö populations from the 17th through 19th centuries (in order to eliminate the effects of modern medicine on child survival).
Yet, only 10 percent of these marriages were between men and women with that optimal age difference.
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"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.