Views on courtship and dating
Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. You may want to invite your dates to activities with your family.Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.
“When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates.(Matthew ; Luke -35) Numbers 30:3-16 talks about a transfer of authority from the father to the husband when a woman leaves her father’s house and is united to her husband. Biblical courtship recognizes the general call to “do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Phil 2:3) It also recognizes the specific call that Ephesians gives men in marriage, where our main role is sacrificial service.The Song of Solomon showcases the meeting, courtship and marriage of a couple – always with marriage in view. We are to love our wives as Christ loved the church, giving himself up for her. Biblical courtship means that a man does not look for a laundry list of characteristics that comprise his fantasy woman so that is every desire can be fulfilled, but he looks for a godly woman as Scripture defines her – a woman he can love and, yes, be attracted to, but a woman whom he can serve and love as a godly husband.In the last season of "19 Kids and Counting," you've seen not one, but two Duggar daughters (Jill and Jessa) go through the courting process.And you've probably noticed that the Duggars take courting (their version of dating) very seriously.A young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to help each other maintain their standards and to protect each other's honor and virtue.
, a Church publication for young men and young women, contains the following counsel regarding dating: “Do not date until you are at least 16 years old.
It is the desire of the administration at Harvest Community School that high school families are in agreement and like-minded when it comes to the students and their desire to remain pure until marriage.
Although the specifics on how each family chooses to direct their child in this area may vary, the goal is the same.
Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
After he makes his interest known, Jim Bob helps vet the suitor to make sure he embodies the values the Duggar girls require in a mate.