Courting verses dating
Does the involvement of other people imply that you have nothing to say on the matter, or is it somewhat the same thing?
You sometimes wish there was a different way to find a life partner – something similar to how people used to do it centuries ago, maybe.
Courting was done when the entire family was involved in the marriage decision of the children.
This usually happened because the move was strategic and because positions and wealth had to be consolidated, not lost.
Some dates may end in intercourse if the partners consent to it. Dating can be a one-time thing if the two do not seem to get along well, or it can be a regular thing before the two become a couple.
The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.
Prior to that time, marriage always involved much more input from the parents, and "trial relationships" leading up to marriage were not conducted at all.
Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Corinthians - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; Jeremiah 17:9 - The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?
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I intend to expose the flaws I see in today's dating model, and at the same time point out how Biblical courtship addresses these flaws.