Dating courtship and engagement
Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.Watching these movies together may help open up a dialog between the two of you about commitment and marriage - and give you tips on what not to do! 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.What is the difference between courtship and dating?Is the only difference that dating is casual and courtship is exclusive with movement towards engagement?
Why would anyone use the term “courtship” when they are simply “dating”? Some Christians find the word “dating” to be a negative term due to their secular counterparts using the term excessively.They are two very different words, with different meanings, and indicate two different places in the process towards marriage.In fact, with regards to “dating” I should not be too quick to say that this term necessarily included in the process towards marriage.The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.Prior to that time, marriage always involved much more input from the parents, and "trial relationships" leading up to marriage were not conducted at all.