Similarly, Christians guard against forming relationships with those who might weaken their faith.
(1 Corinthians ) We are admonished: “Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers,” ', WT, Dec 1, 2006, Article: 'What It Means to Love Our Neighbor', par 9 Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are spiritually enlightened and their religion is God's channel of communication. Not all JW's are 'spiritually strong' and not all are baptized A JW who wants to get married might date you if a suitable JW is not available.
In a healthy dating relationship, there must be a balance of time to ensure that couples are growing closer together without losing sight of their faith.
This can especially be an issue if a Jehovah's Witness is dating a non-believer.
Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to go door-to-door spreading information about the faith, to regularly attend church group meetings and Bible study and spend time reflecting with the Bible.Jehovah's Witnesses obey the Apostle Paul who said, 'Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Here's what the Watchtower says, 'when necessary, a loving friend will kindly remind a companion about Jehovah’s standards. ) For example, what would you do if you noticed that an unmarried friend was becoming emotionally attached to an unbeliever? if your friend ignored your counsel, what would you do?For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? A good friend would seek the help of loving shepherds in assisting a companion who has taken a false step.' WT, Oct 15, 2009, Article: 'Maintaining Friendships In A Loveless World', Subtitle: 'Maintaining Good Friendships', par 20 (Note: the term 'loving shepherds' refers to JW Elders.) Even though Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are Christians, it is not alright for them to date or marry a Christian who belongs to another religion. Jehovah's Witnesses who date are ready, willing, and able to marry someone. Before they start dating, they must be in a position to get married, - spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially. parents would not likely let their under age son or daughter date if they don't have a job and are still going to school.If they're not ready for marriage, they shouldn't be dating.
Courtship is dating someone with the intention to marry.