Christians need to make sure they have a clear understanding of the person they may marry before becoming engaged.The Bible says that Christians cannot team up with and live in harmony with unbelievers (2 Corinthians -15).The families first had to agree to the union, and then a public announcement was made.At this point, the couple was betrothed, or engaged.
The only way to have a God-honoring, stable foundation for a marriage is to be firmly grounded in one's faith and make sure that the potential partner is equally dedicated to God.
Having a clear understanding of God's Word and developing a personal relationship with Him through prayer and yielding to the direction of the Holy Spirit is the first and most important step in determining His will for us.
The world's advice on dating and engagement should only be considered in light of God's truths in Scripture.
Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.
(Israel has the largest.) For a number of reasons – some practical, others emotional – there was a lot of pressure in the years that followed for Jewish children to only date and marry other Jews.