What is the difference between dating and courting?
If an unmarried couple has sex, are they married in God's eyes?
When a brother in Christ approaches a sister for dating, he is supposed to be doing so in order to find a wife, not fool around. Until she is his wife, she is primarily his sister and should be treated as such.
Instead of spending a large amount of time in a “let’s get to know one another” limbo where hearts and emotions and desires can flare up, asking gospel-centered and penetrating questions can help both parties see if continuing to court or date is appropriate.
What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage? What does the Bible say about interracial marriage? Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse, or wait for God to bring a spouse to us? Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?
What does the Bible say about sex before marriage / premarital sex? Does the Bible teach that there is a gift of celibacy?
Trusting that you’ll both just figure it out is signing up for the type of marriage Bobby and I have had in the past in the best case scenario.
In the absolute worst-case scenario, you could find yourself marrying a man who looks like a believer on the outside but is actually emptier than a tin of chocolate chip cookies at a Sunday potluck. Find me on Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter to never miss a post.
How can you determine in a relatively short amount of time if this man is going to lead you toward pursuing Christ?
As a single woman, you’re submitting to your pastor as of spiritual importance and probably your father out of honor.