Definition of dating and courtship
Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.In the United Kingdom, a poll of 3,000 While the date is fairly casual in most European-influenced cultures, in some traditional societies, courtship is a highly structured activity, with very specific formal rules. Instead of enjoying their teen years as they build skills and character, they are getting distracted into the quagmire of relationships that they are not equipped to conduct.
I intend to expose the flaws I see in today's dating model, and at the same time point out how Biblical courtship addresses these flaws.Our attitude to dating is not so much a matter of church policy but a matter of family government.Laying a solid foundation in this area is a parental reponsibility, but the church has a responsibility to hold the family accountable to the Word of God.Often, these courtships led to successful marriages that lasted lifelong.
Fast forward to today’s dating scene and we see surface-level connections, one night stands, and high divorce rates.
If we want our young people to be prepared for marriage these are the questions that we must ask: In answering these questions, we need to know the criteria by which the answers must be judged.