Dating and courting done right


03-Jul-2017 07:15

First Thessalonians 4:1-8 admonishes us not to wrong or "defraud" our brother or sister by implying a marital level of commitment (through sexual involvement) when it does not exist.As I've discussed before, a broad (but sound) implication of this passage is that "defrauding" could include inappropriate emotional — as well as physical — intimacy.As you probably know, I believe Scripture to teach that engaging in the types of emotional intimacy and companionship involved in close male-female friendships — outside of marriage and for their own sake — is wrong (see else I've ever written for Boundless).

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If I were a single person desiring marriage, the answers to these questions would matter to me.I admit we're not talking absolutes here, but almost.In my experience counseling and writing on this topic, everybody thinks (or at least we'll end up in one of the situations you just talked about.Yet even with all this deep communication going on, at least one aspect of these friendships inherently involves a mixed message.



Jul 21, 2016. All these factors have led to a sharp decrease in the idea of “courtship” as opposed to dating. In fact, many young singles today don't even know there's a difference between the two. Here's a quick refresher to help you decide if courtship or dating is the right path to finding the person you're meant to be with.… continue reading »


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May 19, 2017. 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 only under. couples who court believe that true commitment means learning to be sexually compatible after marriage, even if it doesn't happen right away.… continue reading »


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Which is better, dating or courting. Answer Dating and courtship are two methods of beginning relationships with the opposite sex. Finally, care must be taken to avoid the pitfall of believing one's personal preference—dating or courting—is the “only way” and looking down upon those who make the opposite choice.… continue reading »


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Mar 17, 2015. Every pastor should have church guidelines that include boundaries for how their youth groups should be conducted. Every youth pastor should be trained on the difference between the worldly concept of dating and the biblical concept of courtship. Dating is revolutionized if the following guidelines are.… continue reading »


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