What’s the difference between dating and courtship?I have found that many times it’s simply semantics.Courtship crashed back onto the cultural landscape in a big way several years ago when Joshua Harris wrote the book These are good parameters. The heart of courtship is the notion that you won’t just date for fun but will pursue romance with marriage as an end goal. First Corinthians tells us to flee from sexual immorality. Limiting time alone is a great way to run from the temptation to get overly physical.
Text messages let us interact with the least amount of effort.
And with today’s modern attitudes toward dating, we’re tempted to look to serve ourselves first before thinking of the needs of others.
All these factors have led to a sharp decrease in the idea of “courtship” as opposed to dating.
It is fantastic to make a solid commitment to pursue God’s standards for romance either as an individual or as a family. The answer is they aren’t as different as some might lead you to think.
But just because someone else is doing the same thing but calling it something different doesn’t meant they are any less committed to sticking to God’s plan for romance. The bottom line is that God asks you to wait on His timing for romance, to only date guys who love Him with their whole hearts, and to do whatever it takes to stay away from sexual sin. Note: I will answer one of your love questions each Friday this month.
In fact, many young singles today don’t even know there’s a difference between the two.