Cj mahaney on dating
This is an extension of the group approach and goes even further.
two single people of the opposite sex going out on “dates.” Dating might not have literally been forbidden but it might as well have been.
Only after having done a lot of thing in group situations and in that context gotten to know each other was a couple allowed to pursue a relationship and do things one on one.
This makes all the other categories except 2c seem at least not as “godly.” One alternative that Harris’s church has pushed for a number of years is singles doing things in groups vs.
“dating” someone of the opposite sex until one is ready for marriage and meets someone they are ready to pursue “courtship” with. There is a broad spectrum in what constitutes dating.
My study of Harris’s book seems to indicate that what Harris is really opposing is category 2a or 2b: short term boyfriend/girlfriend situations.