Dating and courting god39s way
While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.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.I use the term “DATING” in this article only to imply that two people are just getting together in a group setting as a “date” so they can get to know each other better.I don’t use the term “date” to imply a couple is in a relationship. WORD OF CAUTION: If a person desires to be in a relationship because they are lonely or discontent.
In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.
As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).