The ultimate reason for dating is to find a spouse.Once you’ve found someone to marry and you get married, you no longer engage in dating.First things first, let's separate how the world views dating from how God wants us to handle the period of time before a couple gets married.According to 2 Peter -20, God's way is totally contradictory to the way the world says unmarried couples should act. Instead of enjoying their teen years as they build skills and character, they are getting distracted into the quagmire of relationships that they are not equipped to conduct.The teen years are those where they have the fewest responsibilities at the same time as having their greatest energy level. They should be an opportunity to develop a deep, intimate and personal walk with God, establishing themselves as young warriors who know the Father and have overcome the evil one (1 John ).Dear Kim, Thank you for your excellent question and for your patience in waiting for my response!It is a relevant question, in a society that pushes dating at such a young age.
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.
Courting is pursuing another Christian to become equally yoked and preserving sex for marriage alone.
In contrast, dating is pursuing non-believers and including sex in your relationship before marriage.
There are lively debates around courting vs dating for Christian singles to consider.
The concept of courting may sound outdated to some in our modern world.