If we act like we're married before we've made that commitment, we're defrauding (and sinning).I don't know whether you've noticed this, but people involved in a dating relationship tend to get to know each other better over the course of that relationship.
Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship.
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Learn five simple steps to help you prepare for a lasting relationship - read more "Adam and I were dating almost 5 years when we came to this event.
I've arrived at this conclusion by thinking through a number of biblical principles.
One of our bedrock governing principles in biblical dating — and in how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ generally — is not to "defraud" our single brothers and sisters by implying a greater level of commitment between us and them than actually exists (see 1 Thessalonians 4:6).