Dating courtship engagement marriage

22-May-2015 09:16 by 3 Comments

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What is the difference between courtship and dating?

So courtship, just as a term, has meaning and value to a Christian.However, among Christians, you still hear “courtship” and “dating” used interchangeably; indicating that many single people find the terms to mean the same thing.Why would anyone use the term “courtship” when they are simply “dating”? Some Christians find the word “dating” to be a negative term due to their secular counterparts using the term excessively.I think a single Christian person using “courtship” to describe their dating life wants to psychologically believe they are doing something a little better, a bit more nobler than merely “dating”.These two words, however, should NOT be used interchangeably.They are two very different words, with different meanings, and indicate two different places in the process towards marriage.

In fact, with regards to “dating” I should not be too quick to say that this term necessarily included in the process towards marriage.There is a fundamental different between courtship and dating.Dating does not necessarily mean the persons are interested in marriage at all, let alone interested in determining if this person they are dating might be the person they should marry one day.For many, dating is a form of entertainment, something to do with one’s free time.It is completely possible to date someone with absolutely no intention of considering them for marriage.Courtship, on the other hand, absolutely does have marriage in mind.

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