What makes Christian courtship unique is the intent and the nature of the relationship.
The intent is marriage.
This means you aren't going to start shopping before you're ready to "buy" (you're at an age and stage in your life where marriage would be a healthy decision). You also aren't going to spend lots of time and emotional investment in someone that doesn't align with your values and who isn't marry-able. This doesn't mean you have to know everything about them before you talk to them.
The nature is an earnest purpose to please and honor God.
In a Christian courtship, you should strive to have every step toward marriage be characterized by modesty, simplicity, sincerity and an earnest purpose to please and honor God. When you get married and say your vows, you should be able to confidently enter that marriage covenant intelligently, in the fear of God, and with a full consideration of its responsibilities.
Since marriage affects the rest of your life here on earth as well as the afterlife, a sincere Christian will not make plans that God cannot approve.
The courtship period is a time to studiously evaluate the character of the one you are considering and to analyze if your personalities and life goals are compatible. The question you are after is whether or not it is God's will for you to move forward in a life-long covenant relationship with them.
On this site you will find the answers to many of the questions young people are wondering…or should be wondering.
The person you marry affects three areas: your emotions, your usefulness in life and your salvation. So it’s not something to take lightly.
Consider how much time you’ve thought about what degree you want to pursue or even what computer to buy. You did some research on it first, right? And those are small investments compared to who you marry.
So, take your time and look through this site. But more importantly APPLY what you learn about Christian courtship and you will be protected and guarded from the heartache, pain, confusion, and disappointment that plagues many marriages today.
“Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee”
If you have a special courtship story, I'd love to hear it!
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