Dating verse courtship dating a korean man
If they find this hard to do, they must take steps to ensure that Christ will always be honored during their time together and that sin is never given a chance to take hold of their relationship.
Just as with the courting couple, the parents of the dating couple should be involved in the relationship, getting to know their child’s companion and being a source of wise and discerning advice and guidance for both of them.
The fact that "everybody does it " is not a reason for continuing to do it, but a reason for questioning it.
1 Jn -17 states, "Do not love the world or the things in the world.
Most parents continue to allow dating because it is the way that they did things in their day, and they believe that they survived.
(But as we shall see, they probably did not survive unscathed).
Our attitude to dating is not so much a matter of church policy but a matter of family government.First and foremost, dating is a time when a Christian finds out if his or her potential marriage partner is also a believer in Christ.The Bible warns us that believers and unbelievers should not marry each other, because those living in the light (of Christ) and those living in the darkness cannot live in harmony (2 Corinthians -15).As stated before, during this time there should be little or no physical contact, as this is something that should wait until marriage (1 Corinthians -20).Courtship takes the position that the two people have no physical contact at all (no touching, no hand-holding, no kissing) until marriage.
The Bible tells us that all that has to do with love can and must be tested.