Dating vs courtship by paul jehle
Often, these courtships led to successful marriages that lasted lifelong.
Obviously, many things have shifted in our culture and the practice of dating is definitely one of them.
It’s time for Christians to resurrect the idea of courting and redefine what godly relationships should look like. God instructs us to “.be yoked together with unbelievers..” (2 Corinthians , NIV).
There are lively debates around courting vs dating for Christian singles to consider.
The concept of courting may sound outdated to some in our modern world.
Some may come out unscarred from the pit of snakes, but is that any reason to walk through it?
:) These problems are extracted from "Dating: Is it worth the risk? Courtship" by Paul Jehle and various posts to the "Courtship Ring" mailing list.
The multiple heartaches that came before getting married, and in some cases the sad event of losing their virginity before marriage, is grievous to many Christian parents today and they do not want the same grief and guilt for their children.
I’m thankful that this wake up call has come to many within the Christian community.
" by Reb Bradley; "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Joshua Harris; "Dating, Betrothal and Courtship" by Dr S. Please see the list of resources for details of where to access these resources!
Courtship by Paul Jehle is the most complete, principle-based and Biblical book I have seen on this subject so far. This is the textbook for Pastor Lon's CLST course outline below.
His resources are available from Australia, the USA and the UK.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating