If you're tired of dating, have you considered courtship?It's difficult to define, but the essential difference between courting and dating lies in their purposes: people date for various reasons, but people court And despite its old-fashioned connotations, courting is still widely practiced today — especially in religious circles.Dating is spending time with someone alone, not necessarily with the end goal of marriage.Not so with courtship, which is carefully monitored and not for the commitment-phobic.Dating is part of the lie of the enemy that is ensnaring our young people.The Bible tells us that all that has to do with love can and must be tested.
Getting involved in a relationship – and deciding who you want to spend the rest of your life with – is a HUGE deal. No one has it all together, so why not embrace the fact that you’ll probably need to learn a thing or two in the process? “Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” the father of 19 says.“It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids? Rule 2: Three (or four, or 15) is NOT a crowd: There’s always a chaperone.(But as we shall see, they probably did not survive unscathed).The fact that "everybody does it " is not a reason for continuing to do it, but a reason for questioning it. And yet I’m still not a great fan of dating – especially “recreational” dating (). Our young people aren’t too enthusiastic about either of these options.