The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.
We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.
Question: "What does the Bible say about dating / courting?
" Answer: Although the words “courtship” and “dating” are not found in the Bible, we are given some principles that Christians are to go by during the time before marriage.
The movement gained widespread exposure following the best-selling response to I Kissed Dating Goodbye, a popular contemporary treatment of Christian courtship by homeschool student Joshua Harris. These principles have been summarized in Leave Dating Behind: a Road Map to Marriage by Christina Rogers within the acronym CARE: Each courtship is unique insofar as the methods used to honor these principles will be unique in every given situation.
A variety of courtship literature has been established to give guidance to singles and their families regarding the major Biblical principles.
Biblical courtship, also known as Christian courtship is a conservative Christian alternative to dating. Davis has developed a unique stand on this philosophy, and his materials have been popular with the homeschool culture since the early 1990s.
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