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What Is Intentional Dating?

Intentional Dating is a balance between the marriage-focused courtship of the past, and the casual recreational dating of the present. 

Characteristics of Intentional Dating 

  • • It is not driven by sex it is driven by God 
  • • Family and friends provided input 
  • • Intentional daters have a deliberate conscious mindset about dating and mating. 
  • • They are Healthy—“They know who they are, they like who they are and they are who they are.” 
  • • They are Conscious—They have done a solid self-examination. 
  • • Men are functional, adult, and can lead their families with integrity. 
  • • Intentional daters are Courageous –They face their fear of rejection 
  • Integrity of Intentions—They speak the truth and do not play games. 
  • Respectful— They don’t view dating as a way to make conquests or a means to an end. They value whom they date as they value themselves. 
  • Authentic-— They are real. 
  • • They avoid unhealthy hanging out and hooking up by being sincere, truthful, and honorable. 

Taken from the book The Singlehood Phenomenon (NavPress) 

By Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers 

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