Since the boundaries of the relationship are self-determined, the couple may easily succumb to temptation and fail to consider their responsibility to honour each other in purity and genuine love.A couple in courtship seeks the influence and guidance of their parents or mentors.Pastor Tinashe Zinyemba LAST week we mentioned that a Godly relationship should be different and I felt the need to revisit something that we touched on last year – dating and courtship.I came across some interesting material and decided to share it for your benefit.Wikipedia defines dating as a part of the human mating process whereby two people meet socially for companionship, beyond the level of friendship, or with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.
(Proverbs 3:5-7) Courtship is a choice to avoid temptation and experience the blessings of purity.
Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.
In contrast, courtship is undertaken only when both parties are prepared to make a commitment to marry.
Dating tries to answer the question: How can I find the one who will make me happy?
Courtship strives to answer the question: How can I honour God and discern His direction regarding my life partner?
Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person.