Ruth and boaz dating
You seem to equate godliness and propriety in dating with a pretty narrow idea of how relationships can start.I have always taken the story of Ruth and Boaz to be an example of a woman initiating and pursuing a relationship with a godly man, and I have found it to be very freeing as a woman seeking a husband in the Christian dating world.
(Judges 18-21) The famine in the land was because Israel was under a curse for the moral decay seen in Gibeah by the Benjaminites and for Idolatry.
j.1290 BC, Naomi's two sons, Mahlon & Chilion marry Moabites in violation of the law of Moses. The Moabite wives (Ruth and Orpah) influenced their Jewish husbands to worship their idol gods and adopt Moabite custom and allegiance.
I have read your article in the Biblical Dating series about men initiating and women responding, and it really disturbed me.
He gives her an amazingly devoted and loving daughter-in-law to accompany her. In chapter 2 the mercy of God becomes so obvious that even Naomi will recognize it.
And he preserves a kinsman of Naomi's husband who will some day marry Ruth and preserve Naomi's line. At the end of the chapter, she says to the townspeople of Bethlehem, "I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty. Let your eyes be upon the field which they are reaping, and go after them.