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2. The Infancy of Love (Song of Songs 1:2-17)

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Until the wedding in chapter three, the two young people in the Song of Songs discuss their attraction in honest but guarded ways. They exercise a great deal of restraint physically, and caution the readers on the power and intensity of love. These chapters are particularly helpful for today’s teenagers. The Bible knows no dating relationship as we’ve defined it. But the Bible does offer timeless principles that can be applied in today’s dating world. In chapter one of the Song of Songs, we learn about the joys and dangers of attraction—both visually and physically—during the infancy stage of love. In a strange twist of irony, the strong attraction that young people have to guard against is the same attraction that married people have to work so hard to sustain.

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