(1) leads to intimacy but not necessarily to commitment;
(2) tends to skip the “friendship” stage of a relationship;
(3) often mistakes a physical relationship for love;
(4) often isolates a couple from other vital relationships;
(5) in many cases, distracts young adults from their primary responsibility of preparing for the future;
(6) can cause discontentment with God’s gift of singleness;
(7) creates an artificial environment for evaluating another person’s character.

By:  Joshua Harris