Dating may be fleeting and occurs when two people take part in an activity, such as seeing a movie, having dinner, cooking a meal together or going to a concert.
"The way of a man with a woman" is one of those things in life even wise Solomon declared he did not understand (Prov ) and there is no one-size-fits-all method to form a godly relationship with fool-proof guarantees.
What is clear is that the practices of past generations were not producing a society overrun with divorce and unfaithfulness, as ours has.
The philosophy of "dating" clearly cannot be trusted - the horrid fruits are too obvious!
But what was once known as "courtship" made ways for singles to spend time together which honored God, were obedient to parents, less oriented to self and recreation, but more on others and responsibilities.
Couples who are courting, however, know that they will continue to see one another for a longer period of time.
They engage in the same activities as a dating couple, but their courtship doesn't stop after just a few dates.
A courting couple intends to become engaged and get married.
The books and messages in this section will re-train your mind to seek guidance about relationships from the principles in the Word of God rather than merely the desires of men.
"Courtship" is a rather outdated word used to describe the activities that occur when a couple is past the dating stage and in a more serious stage of their relationship.