This love is based on our relationship with Christ and is not dependent on feelings we may or may not have for a fellow-believer.

When a Christian marries he or she is making a commitment to fulfill the responsibility God ordains for the husband or wife to fulfill.

He or she is making a commitment to have care and concern for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental welfare of his or her marriage partner.

It means becoming physically intimate with each other as one flesh.

Marriage involves three elements, commitment, care and concern, and emotion.

"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.

The Bible does not talk about "dating," but it does talk about relationships.

Gen. says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." This verse tells us that marriage involves the husband and wife severing ties of intimate relationships with parents to cleave to each other.

It involves coming together into a permanent bond of unity.

Song of Songs -11 says "How delightful is your love my sister, my bride!