Are you generally humble and teachable, and do you respect authority?As a practical matter, are you responsible and holy in the way you possess your own spirit, mind and body?It is simply God's design and assignment of equally valuable roles among spiritually equal beings. Briefly, biblical support for this position is found, among other passages, in the creation order in Genesis 2, in 1 Corinthians 11: 7-9, and Ephesians 5.Second, are you at a place in your life at which you are ready and able to marry?As I've written on this site before, "practice" and "recreation" are not good reasons to date.Getting to Know Her Becoming Involved in Her Faith Building the Relationship Community Q&A Religious beliefs are of the utmost importance to many people and set a standard for the values one should live in accordance with—this is just as true when it comes to dating.If the girl you like is a devout Christian, her faith deserves consideration and respect, but it doesn't have to become a point of contention.
Making room for her faith is just another way of accommodating her feelings and showing your devotion to the relationship. All singles who profess Christ and aspire to marriage — even as a possibility — have this responsibility (even outside this area of life, we should all be trying to grow in Christ). If you're already sure of that basic answer, are you a growing and mature Christian?As you move into the stage of life in which you begin to seriously consider marriage generally or a particular relationship, your first step should be to soberly reflect, before God, on your own spiritual walk and maturity in Christ.If you aspire to be a godly husband or wife someday, what have you done and what are you doing to prepare for that ministry?
Dating is for the purpose of finding a marriage partner.In my view, if you can't happily picture yourself married within a year, you're not in a position to date.