To be honest, I don't believe in "Christian-courtship" like I once did. Fifteen years ago I believed strongly in the following principles.
Of course, I wouldn't have worded it that way then, but as I look at them now, that's what it amounts to. Seeing and personally feeling the results of the courtship culture makes me want to delete this website and pretend I never had it. I don't want to be associated with it, but I feel like there is an audience who may be searching this term and need to read about a more balanced and healthy approach.
If I were to create a new acronym for COURT it would look something like this:
The person you marry is a big decision. It will affect your emotions, your usefulness in life and even your salvation. So it’s not something to take lightly.
But something I've learned is that when you approach this decision with fear as your rudder, you'll miss the joy of love.
As a young adult I looked around and said to myself "I sure as heck don't want to go through the pain of divorce and have a broken family. What do I need to do to prevent that?"
While that fear is legit, it robbed me of a better approach which may have sounded more like, "What married couple do I know that is older and still madly in love with each other? Oh, them. Yeah, I want to have that kind of intimate connection with my spouse when I'm 50 years old. What did they do to get that?"
This website is under construction. I'm slowly going through each page and updating my content. I have let this site sit idle for the last 4 years and I'm realizing it needs a major overhaul.
If you are looking for guidance in this area, keep checking in. Share your story and lets get real.
If you have a special courtship story, I'd love to hear it!
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