For example, Collins encourages men to take leadership in their relationships, such as asking the father’s blessing before proposing, and initiating important, yet difficult conversations during engagement.
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I discuss this principle more fully in "Principles for Drawing Boundaries" and "What Does a Biblical Relationship Look Like?
" As a quick refresher, we can "defraud" our brother or sister in a dating context by showing or encouraging a level of intimacy — either emotionally or physically — that the Bible seems to reserve for marriage and marriage only.
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.