What is dating about
Things such as co-habitation, kissing, intimate hugging, sex and bringing up children.We recognize that not only our physical body, but our emotions, even our spirit are dedicated to that one partner, for the rest of our life (according to our vows).As Christians, our primary purpose in life is to seek and serve God, and fulfill our destiny in Him. We need to find out what God's plan for relationships is, and then follow it. Let's study what we are doing now against what God has described in His word, and draw up a new standard. Other terms, such as 'betrothal' or even 'biblical dating' could be used, although they would possibly be confusing.The current model that we are using is ineffective, at best. Dating was invented in the early part of this century.
Courtship, as discussed in more detail subsequently, seeks to emulate the Godly models described in the Bible that were conducted by God's people up until the invention of dating.Unfortunately, however, our culture teaches our singles to engage in multiple dating relationships as though it were a normal and useful practise.