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Author Topic: In 2017, Is the "No Dating" Policy Still Practiced)?  (Read 3652 times)
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« on: May 18, 2017, 04:57:22 pm »

Is anyone aware if the no dating policy of GCx is still in practice or has been in practice over the last year or so?
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 09:16:33 pm »

I know in Omaha it has been sort of loosened, they had a whole crop of 20 something's who were not showing any interest in marriage at all, so they held a meeting(this was like 4 years ago, I was still involved at that point) kind of trying to change the position on dating. I left not too long after that, do I don't know exactly how it has played out. I know of a couple of women in their early 30's who have joined dating sites and have been doing local singles events, which is a huge step forward, so that's cool I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 03:19:32 pm »

Wildly varies from place to place and time to time. Also changes pragmatically.

eg people not marrying-up and kidding-out so suddenly one thing...

Plant down the road/different city is new and getting youngins and they put-out flyers/marketing about the sin of dating and how to be godly.

GC* has no doctrinal standards, basis, theology, etc. (and boast it) so there is no consistency across time and places and you can't expect it or really hold them to account for anything (and therefore credit them with much of anything, either).

I ignore GC* now but from time to time see crap from the nearest plant within my metropolitan area.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 01:49:20 pm »

"Is anyone aware if the no dating policy of GCx is still in practice or has been in practice over the last year or so?"

Maybe I was too much of a rebel (ie, I could think critically), but to me, the Raleigh version of this cultish practice has calmed down. Or, since I was a rebel, I didn't notice or care what legalistic rules I was violating.

Anyway, happily married in spite of the GCx negativity that says I shouldn't be.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 03:24:16 am »

No dating was practiced in late 70's, Columbus Ohio...that is unless one was lead to a relationship by God, and with approval from those in authority.  Oddly, the most beautiful women were most often called to marriage by those in, or near, the leadership circle.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 07:12:54 am »

From what I understand, it only seems to apply during Summer LT's...

Outside of that, leaders don't seem to say anything unless they are asked by someone in private.
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