In some religious communities, the two never speak to each other and the parents do the matchmaking.Romanticism has put a particular glow on the whole idea of courting, with novels of authors such as Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters painting a picture of Victorian courtship practices.
Fast forward to today’s dating scene and we see surface-level connections, one night stands, and high divorce rates.
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).
What’s the difference between dating and courtship?
I have found that many times it’s simply semantics.