Dating courtship tips
The Bible tells us that, as Christians, we should not marry an unbeliever (2 Corinthians -15) because this would weaken our relationship with Christ and compromise our morals and standards.When one is in a committed relationship, whether dating or courting, it is important to remember to love the Lord above all else (Matthew ).It could be that God is closing the door for you if the problems faced are not solved although you prayed earnestly.Both must be willing to listen to counsel, particularly of that from parents, especially if they are believers. Marten Visser is the founding director of Global Rize.Whether dating or courting, following these biblical principles is the best way to have a secure foundation for a marriage.It is one of the most important decisions we will ever make, because when two people marry, they cleave to one another and become one flesh in a relationship which God intended to be permanent and unbreakable (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).Sexual immorality is a sin not only against God but against our own bodies (1 Corinthians ).It is important to love and honor others as we love ourselves (Romans 12:9-10), and this is certainly true for a courtship or dating relationship.
Courtship is a time to discern if the other party is ready for the role they are to play as husband/wife. We now have around 200 people from all over the world involved in Global Rize’s ministry.
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We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).
The ultimate goal of dating or courting is finding a life partner.