Jehovah’s Witnesses view dating, not as recreation, but as a form of courtship, a serious step toward marriage.
There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.
Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.
You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
There are things floating around that have little or nothing to do with the Bible.
Quick self gratification with no thought of a long term relationship is not pleasing to God.
Couples need to realize that a strong relationship must have Christ as the center, not self.
There is plenty of stuff about God's will for his people, God wanting good things for you, and God's ultimate plan.
Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.
According to Zöllner, Leonardo's use of sfumato "conveys the religious content of the picture," and that "the gentle shadows imbue the subject's skin tones with a very soft, delicate appearance, almost androgynous in its effect, which has led to this portrayal being interpreted as an expression of Leonardo's homoerotic leanings." Barolsky adds that: "Describing Saint John emerging from darkness in almost shockingly immediate relation to the beholder, Leonardo magnifies the very ambiguity between spirit and flesh.