Dating verse courtship
In fact, if a virgin was raped by a stranger, they were considered married. Try those out on your teenagers and see how obedient they'll be. It only fits in when society has so changed that it is no longer acceptable for one's parents to choose their mate..here and now.
The Ideal Of Courtship: Recently, someone told me her pastor had said she was ready to begin courting and that she should pray for God to reveal to her who she was to marry.Under the courtship concept, no one "dates" anyone without the agreed-upon intent of marriage.This custom has worked fairly well in underdeveloped countries where education is limited and culture, religion and ethnicity aren't mixed.Christian-Divorce-Doctrine Christian Marriage Christian Music For Kids Christmas The Inclusive...Church At Your House Dating-vs-Courtship Halloween And Christians Jesus-God With Us Need To Go To Church?She was very excited that he (the pastor) had finally given his permission.
She then explained that they did not date, but preferred the Biblical ideal of courtship.
Still, the idea that courtship is the Biblical ideal is a bit of a stretch.
The Biblical Ideal: The Bible is silent on dating and courtship.
We're left to find clues from the traditions and customs of the people recorded in the Bible.
The four or so thousand years covered by Scripture is a pretty wide swath of history and culture for anyone to nail down THE correct practice, but we can discuss some of the practices and rules set down and see if they bear any resemblance to modern ideas.
Over the past decade, or so, It's become popular in modern churches to use the concept of courtship for young Christians to select a spouse.