Courtship based on the biblical model of love, romance, sacrifice, dignity, and covenant implies the following about how two people could begin a process that may eventually lead to marriage: Pre-Courtship Stage A person should not even begin to look for a mate unless they are adequately prepared for the responsibilities of marriage and family, and are themselves emotionally healthy and spiritually mature (When two emotionally needy people get together in marriage it is usually a disaster).Go on group dates to get to know the other person or work with them in some meaningful innocuous way.Every youth pastor should be trained on the difference between the worldly concept of dating and the biblical concept of courtship.
Yet dating has caused the most havoc, destroyed countless lives, resulted in unwanted pregnancies and abortions, and even split churches apart.
) All couples must understand the difference between romantic feelings/the world's definition of love and the biblical definition of love which is based on action, commitment, and sacrifice.
During courtship, much prayer should be offered for wisdom, favor, and understanding.
Even worse, the double-mindedness that results from numerous sexual encounters with various people carries into future relationships and even marriage.
This is because of unhealthy soul ties that have been developed, increasing the chances one's marriage will end in adultery and divorce, which drags down children and creates generational curses due to family fragmentation.
Courtship Stage Two people who have confirmed it is the will of God for them to be together should begin a process of spending time together.