’ 2 Corinthians says, ‘Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.’ To date ‘God’s way,’ there are several questions to consider: 1) Is there an older accountability partner who will pray with the teen and hold them accountable?
2) Has the teen prayerfully designed a list of qualities they would like in a mate and discussed that list with a trusted adult?
“Dating is a crucial part of the teen years,” writes Shannon Perry.
“With access to so many ways of meeting people in today’s culture, how can teens conduct their dating life ‘God’s way?
Courting is dating with boundaries and aligning with God’s Word with the vision of marriage.
Boundless.org, the singles website from Focus on the Family Radio, states that “Courtship ordinarily begins when a single man approaches a single woman by going through the woman’s father, and then conducts his relationship with the woman under the authority of her father, family or church, whichever is most appropriate.
Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel.
I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith!
If he attends, great, but you don’t want to have to keep pulling him up.
A good place to start is by reading 1 Corinthians 13, which talks a lot about what love looks like.
Pray: God I thank you for setting up a picture of what true love is in your word.
It is proper to court with purpose, not date without intention.
Rather than just speed dating or dating with no accountability, courtship is in the regard of those who desire marriage or a long-term commitment.