Start History of dating patterns

History of dating patterns

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The sweet conversations that once marked their relationship had been replaced with constant bickering. The Devil had begun his work before they'd even made it to the altar.

This has been his plan from the first call to compromise in the garden (Gen. His end goal is for us to develop a consistent pattern of resisting the Spirit and following our sinful desires once we get into marriage.

He wants us to learn to resist service and to pursue selfishness.

Butterick pattern numbers reached the high 9900s by November of 1961, so re-numbering was due to begin in 1962.

Thanks to Sarah, we now know that the new number sequence (1962) seems to have begun in the two thousands, skipping the one-thousands.

If we learn to do what we want when we want before marriage, we'll carry that pattern into the days and years that follow.

This, however, is deadly since service and sacrifice are essential to a healthy, Christ-honoring marriage.

He wants you to think purity before God is not kissing or not taking off clothes or not having oral sex or not “going all the way.” He wants you to think that if you don't cross a certain line, you're staying pure.