Unfortunately, however, our culture teaches our singles to engage in multiple dating relationships as though it were a normal and useful practise.
The truth is, the modern dating system has only been around for less than a century.
(See Proverbs 3:5–7.) Courtship is a choice to avoid temptation and experience the blessings of purity.
It is a choice to not emotionally give away your heart, piece by piece, to many others through casual dating relationships and instead to give your whole heart to your life partner.
People may even funnel their own needs through your upcoming nuptials.
Say your best friend is hankering to get hitched or your mom is pining for the wedding she never got.
They haven't set a date yet, but it'll be at least two years from now.It is a choice to wait for God’s best, for His glory.It is a decision to walk by faith, to trust in God, to honor others above yourself, and to believe that God will deal bountifully with you, because He is love.Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage.And it is my conviction that the wordly system of dating, as it is currently conducted by most people, is far from God's original plan, as described in the Bible.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.(See II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm , Romans , Psalm 13, and I John 4:8.) Because each individual, family, and set of circumstances is unique, each courtship will be unique.While those who choose courtship will hold to general guidelines for the relationship, their specific choices about when, where, and how to court may differ according to their needs and circumstances.Now that you're engaged, it's likely you'll start to feel that your relationship is public property.Your relationship is official in the eyes of your family and friends, which can warrant plenty of good attention in the form of well-wishes, parties and presents.