It is a choice to wait for God’s best, for His glory.
It is a decision to walk by faith, to trust in God, to honor others above yourself, and to believe that God will deal bountifully with you, because He is love.
Since the boundaries of the relationship are self-determined, the couple may easily succumb to temptation and fail to consider their responsibility to honor each other in purity and genuine love.
A couple participating in courtship seeks the accountability of their parents or other mentors.
A dating relationship is usually based only on what the dating couple presently knows about each other.
In contrast, a Biblical courtship is based on what God knows about each partner and on His plans for their futures.
(See Proverbs 3:5–7.) Courtship is a choice to avoid temptation and experience the blessings of purity.
The dating couple is merely attracted to one another in some way and often pursues an exclusive relationship that is independent of others’ influence or counsel.Courtship is a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other.Under the protection, guidance, and blessing of parents or mentors, the couple concentrates on developing a deep friendship that could lead to marriage, as they discern their readiness for marriage and God’s timing for their marriage."A relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to determine if it is God’s will for them to marry each other" puts marriage on the table when the couple have not yet committed to such an end.This is no different than dating when two people get too intimate too fast (I do not mean sexually) and give away a piece of their heart. I am now married to a wonderful Christian man and we have 4 children.Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.In contrast, courtship is undertaken only when both parties are prepared to make a commitment to marriage.When you only are allowed to get to know someone with your parents or a chaperone present, you get to know the Sunday best of the person.This is in many cases, a very dangerous practice disguised as a perfect formula for a happy and successful marriage.In a dating relationship, self-gratification is normally the basis of the relationship.Instead of focusing on God’s pleasure, the couple is often looking for personal pleasure.