What is the difference between a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship involving two Christians and courting? This is a question I get asked a lot! I think one of the key differences can be summed up by a single word: ‘BELONGING’. Let me explain! Read the rest here! Continue reading Ruby in the Rough: Courtship vs. Boyfriends
Imagine this: Marc has a female friend he’s known for years. Recently, he’s begun to realize what a good wife she would make and how much he enjoys her friendship. He talks to his parents who agree this looks like a wise course, then he calls her dad and makes an appointment to talk to him. He tells her father how much he appreciates his friend and … Continue reading Courtship: Should There Be Only One Suitor?
Editor’s Note: Is courtship just coffee? Evidence that defining the terms and expectations is so very important. From Raising Real Men “Hey, I’ve got some unexpected time free. Want to meet for coffee?” an adult young man texts a female friend. “I’m not comfortable meeting guys like that. You need to talk to my father,” is the reply. These two are on a different wavelength. Let’s … Continue reading Courtship: It’s Just Coffee
“Ben came and picked me up on his motorcycle that night – wearing his cool leather jacket. Yes, we went on a date. On a motorcycle. Just the two of us. Dad did not come along in a sidecar on the motorcycle, and he did not come and sit at the next table with a pair of binoculars. As I recall, he said something … Continue reading Femina on Courtship Tales
It happened again. A guy told me he just didn’t know what women expected from him anymore. He was almost paralyzed by fear, wondering if he should do something that he thought would be gentlemanly but which he feared might actually offend the fairer sex. Oh, we women have so much to answer for. Feminists sounded the battle call for a cultural change, and they … Continue reading How feminism undermined itself, gave way to the hook-up culture
I was raised as a child to wait and discover the spouse God had in store for me. I embraced the term courtship, and dreamed of the day that God would bring the right man in my life for me. But I ended up having a little bit different story than what the books portray as being the “right way”. Read the rest here Recommended Resources It’s … Continue reading Embracing Courtship With An Open Heart And Mind
Jessa and Ben have an unusual relationship by modern standards. They met at church and started to get to know one another, which is a normal “how “Courtship is not just about having fun,” added Michelle, 47. “You are really considering if this person could be your life partner — you pray about it and see what happens. … All of our family is involved … Continue reading Duggar Daughter’s Courtship Has Old-Fashioned Roots With a Tech-Savvy Twist