Dating and courting in the bible
Many Christian girls are choosing dating over courtship and that’s ok when they apply biblical principles to their dating relationship.We are given some principles to go by during the time before marriage.
While dating can be more casual in nature, courtship has a decidedly more serious goal in mind: marriage.While courtship culture is something that many Christian girls strive for, we live in a time where modern methods of dating dominate dating culture and young girls are following suit.Christian girls are seeing less value in courtship, but why? Courtship doesn’t start with a first date or even with an introduction by a mutual friend.Unless your goal is to ultimately make a commitment to marry, you are not courting.While not all couples who court get married, they go into the relationship hoping to find out if they are truly meant to be together forever.How many seminars, church sit-ins, counseling sessions and peer discussions about fornication, sexual morality prior to marriage, finding the one for you, and the length of time that it will take to marry have you had in the last few months?
If you are a discerning, completely sold-out Christian you have these spasms of feelings that you constantly try to deny for Christ.
Many men are withdrawing from courtship because the dating landscape has changed.
Many men are also afraid of meaningful commitments, being alone, rejection, the future, being betrayed, being loved.
From this, we know that relationships take work, but they are also rooted in love. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body” (1 Corinthians ).
From this, we know that sexual immorality is a sin, and if we want to build up secure relationships that reflect Christ, we shouldn’t sin against our bodies, or the bodies of another.
When it comes to Christian relationships, or biblical courtship, the mindset, motives and methods of the relationship can be very different than modern relationships.