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This might sou…How do you know when it's time to go from hooking up to home for the holidays together?You're looking for something serious, and you know that a casual fling just isn't in the cards for you right now.But what if your partner isn't looking for a commi…Dating is one of those "No risk, no reward" things — if you don't ever put your heart on the line, your odds of finding happiness and falling in love are pretty slim.” The vision of marriage we see in God’s word — the beautiful, radical display of God’s infinite, persevering love for sinners — makes it worth it to date, and date well.The world’s approach can provide fun and sex and children and eventually even some level of commitment, but it cannot lead to the life-giving Jesus after whom our marriages are to take their cues.