Is courting the same as dating

15 Mar

Last week, I asked you to give me your most burning love questions. More than 100 of you left us a comment with a question about love and romance. Mars asked, “I hear the word ‘courting’ a lot in opposition to ‘dating.’ What are the differences between the two and which relationship is the better of the two? Courtship and dating are words that are thrown around a lot on this blog.

The truth is, the modern dating system has only been around for less than a century.Online dating puts romantic prospects at our fingertips in seconds.Text messages let us interact with the least amount of effort.While dating can be more casual in nature, courtship has a decidedly more serious goal in mind: marriage.So unless your goal is to ultimately make a commitment to marry, courtship is not for you. However, they go into the relationship hoping to find out if they are truly meant to be together forever.Neither dating nor courting is mentioned in the Bible.That’s because God is more concerned with the character and spiritual maturity of each person.He will then guide our steps, both as we seek a marriage partner, and always. This prevents a women in selling her body and a man buying it.Furthermore it forces both man and women into bringing actual substantive qualities to the table rather than superficial charms and lust fulfillment.In fact, many young singles today don’t even know there’s a difference between the two.Here’s a quick refresher to help you decide if courtship or dating is the right path to finding the person you’re meant to be with.