The process by which unmarried persons of the opposite sex get to know each other has evolved over the years.
Before you formulate your opinion about dating versus courting, let’s take a minute to review the differences between the two: What is dating?
MORE IN LOVE: “precedes (a couples’) engagement and marriage or establishment of an agreed relationship of a more enduring kind.
In courtship, a couple get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement or other such agreement.”It seems that modern dating has become more of a sport or hobby and less of a purposeful activity.
Unmarried people are engaging in kissing, foreplay, and even sex outside of marriage.
The enemy has done a great job at infiltrating the courting process and people now think this behavior is okay! Many Christians assert that we are set apart as God’s people and shouldn’t conform to the ways of the world–including dating.
Of course, we know that sex outside of marriage is NOT God’s will. These Christians believe that our “courting” process shouldn’t resemble the “dating” process the world uses.
However, other Christians think that that physical contact is okay.
These Christians believe that dating should be permitted as long as the two people demonstrate restraint in their interactions with one another.
I have some friends who are guys sometimes I'll ask them, "How has dating [so and so] been? " and their answers are usually something like, "I'm just courting her, not dating silly" So my question is what, if any, is the difference, and if you are courting someone, would you...